I am wondering if there is a way to custom set privileges in Windows 7. I have a user who needs more than standard user privileges, but less than an administrator. I found the Network Configuration Operator group that was working great for a while. But now the user needs access to a COM port USB adapter, which has settings that need to be changed. You get to those settings by going to Properties on the device on Device Manager, which a user cannot change. He really only needs to be able to change things like that on that one device, but I'm not sure that is possible. I really don't want to give more privileged than is necessary. I thought I read that there was an advanced group settings that could be set up, but I'm not sure where or how.
We are set up on a workgroup, so there is no domain controller. I'm using Windows 7 Professional.