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Add And Remove User Rights From Groups Or Users From The Command Prompt Windows Xp, 7 And 8

Note: Warning this option is not for the novice user. If you perform this task wrong you may lock yourself out of your system or lock out other users as well and have to perform a system restore to correct the problem.
If you proceed you will first need the "ntrights.exe" file from the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. You can download this here.
If you don't want to download and install the full tools package, you can download just the ntrights.exe file from here.
Below you will find how to setup and use ntrights.exe.

First if you installed the full resource kit you will find ntrights.exe in the following location.
Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\tools\ntrights.exe
Otherwise if you downloaded just the ntrights.exe file it will be where you saved it.
After locating the file copy it to your windows\system32 directory.
This will allow Windows to find and execute the command file just as other dos commands
Next open and elevated command prompt window as an Administrator.
First to see a list of the available user rights just type ntrights at the command prompt
Here is The List of User Rights with their Discription.


Privilege Name Description State

=============================== ========================================= ========
SeCreateTokenPrivilege Create a token object Disabled
SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege Replace a process level token Disabled
SeLockMemoryPrivilege Lock pages in memory Disabled
SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege Adjust memory quotas for a process Disabled
SeSecurityPrivilege Manage auditing and security log Disabled
SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege Take ownership of files or other objects Disabled
SeLoadDriverPrivilege Load and unload device drivers Disabled
SeSystemProfilePrivilege Profile system performance Disabled
SeSystemtimePrivilege Change the system time Disabled
SeProfileSingleProcessPrivilege Profile single process Disabled
SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege Increase scheduling priority Disabled
SeCreatePagefilePrivilege Create a pagefile Disabled
SeCreatePermanentPrivilege Create permanent shared objects Disabled
SeBackupPrivilege Back up files and directories Disabled
SeRestorePrivilege Restore files and directories Disabled
SeShutdownPrivilege Shut down the system Enabled
SeDebugPrivilege Debug programs Disabled
SeAuditPrivilege Generate security audits Disabled
SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege Modify firmware environment values Disabled
SeChangeNotifyPrivilege Bypass traverse checking Enabled
SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege Force shutdown from a remote system Disabled
SeUndockPrivilege Remove computer from docking station Disabled
SeSyncAgentPrivilege Synchronize directory service data Disabled
SeManageVolumePrivilege Perform volume maintenance tasks Disabled
SeImpersonatePrivilege Impersonate a client after authentication Enabled
SeCreateGlobalPrivilege Create global objects Enabled
SeRelabelPrivilege Modify an object label Disabled
SeIncreaseWorkingSetPrivilege Increase a process working set Disabled
SeTimeZonePrivilege Change the time zone Disabled
SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege Create symbolic links Disabled

Note the above privilege names are case sensitive when used.
If you wish to create a Group to use for this feature see:
Add And Remove User Groups From The Command Prompt Windows XP, 7 And 8 from the index page.
Next to add or remove a privilege to a group or user here is the command line.
ntrights -U "User or Group" +R or -R Privilege name.
The +R is to add the privilege and -R is to remove it.
In our example below we used "NT SUPER USER" as the Group

To list the user rights/Privileges:

Win NTrights List Privileges

To add a privilege to a Group:

Win NTrights Add Privileges

To remove a privilege from a Group:

Win NTrights Remove Privileges

If you have alot of entrees you can also run this command with many groups, users and privileges from a batch file instead of the command prompt to avoid manually doing it over and over.

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