Srini, Perhaps another way to do this is to create a security group and then make it Resticted to the Server Operators via GPO. That is, if you need to control who's in that group, you can do it with a security group, then place permissions on the security group to control who is place in it. Not sure if that will solve your problem.. Bob _____ From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sirini k Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 4:45 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: srini_08872@xxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Server Operator BuiltinGroup Greetings, I have a very basic knowledge on GPO and I'm reaching to this community to find an answer to my question /doubt. I'm need of a security group which has similar permissions and privileges granted to Built-in Server operator group in Windows 2003 AD. Basically I don't want to use the built-in group but rather create a new group and grant this group all permissions and privileges granted to built-in Server operators group can this is achievable thru GPO, if so can some one guide me plz if not what are reasons it can't be done. Highly appreciate any inputs on this topic, Many thanks in advance Srini _____ Want to be your own boss? Learn how on Yahoo! <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=41244/*http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/r-index> Small Business.