Assign a Windows user or group to a role

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To assign a Windows user or group to a role

  1. Open Authorization Manager.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the role to which you want to assign a user or group, and then click Assign Windows Users and Groups. The role can be at the application or scope level.

    Application level


    • Authorization Manager/Authorization store/Application/Role Assignments/Role

    Scope level


    • Authorization Manager/Authorization store/Application/Scope/Roles Assignments/Role
  3. In the Select Users, Computers, or Groups dialog box, type the name of the user or group that you want to assign to the role.

  4. Click Check Names, and then click OK.


  • To open Authorization Manager, click Start, click Run, and then type: azman.msc

  • This is one of the most common Authorization Manager procedures for administrators.

  • To carry out this procedure, a role assignment needs to exist. For more information about creating a role assignment, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Checklist: Before you start using Authorization Manager
Authorization Manager How To...
Create a role assignment within an application
Create a role assignment within a scope