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One user in multiple types of Active Directory groups?




We have set up Active Directory Integration but are kind of struggling with the creation of user groups.

We would like all of the employees to have read-only access. But a separate group of those employees (system engineer) to have read/write access.

So we set up 2 user groups, one with ALL the employees(this includes the system engineers) and one with only the system engineers. With the 'new user type' set to read-only and read/write respectively.

The problem is that when a system engineer logs in he only gets the read-only rights until we delete the 'employees' group. I feel that this should be the other way round, that it should check for the highest privileges the account has, not the lowest.

Is there no other way around this next to creating a group in the Active Directory with all users excluding the system engineers?



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Created on Mar 27, 2014 4:23:35 PM

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It seems I was wrong on how the privileges are given to the AD user. PRTG checks the groups alphabetically.

And because 'Employees' comes before the engineers group alphabetically, the engineer that is a member of both groups get the 'Employees' priviliges.

Changing the names of the groups fixes this.

Created on Mar 28, 2014 12:33:20 PM

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