We are currently trying to get our GIS for Server (10.2.2) set up and are battling with our IT department on permissions/rights, etc. I am new to the world of servers and permissions within them. We would like to create and manage geodatabases, users, etc. on the server (SQL Server), as well as have administrative access to GIS Server Manager. IT is stating that in order to do this, we would need to be granted administrative permissions to the server itself, which also houses other information on other databases that they do not want us to have access to. Is it a true statement that we would need to be granted administrative rights to the entire server in order to administer the GIS portion of the server? Isnt it best for a GIS server to be independent (storing nothing else but GIS for Server)? Any information about this topic would be greatly appreciated.