Toying with DSC.  Here is some code to add a user to a local administrators group via DSC.  Use at your own risk.  Marginally tested (works on my machine…).


configuration UserConfig{

    Import-DscResource -ModuleName PSDesiredStateConfiguration    

    node $AllNodes.NodeName{

        Group Admin{
            GroupName = 'Administrators'
            Ensure = 'Present'
            #PsDscRunAsCredential = $mycreds
            Credential = $DomainCredential
            Members = @('domainname\username')


$configData = @{
    AllNodes = @(
            NodeName = 'SEAPR1DBBAT046'
            PSDscAllowPlainTextPassword = $true
            PSDscAllowDomainUser = $true

$cred = Get-Credential -UserName domain\user -Message "Password please"
UserConfig -DomainCredential $cred -ConfigurationData $configData

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