I work at a small company (about 100 employees). Our DBA and myself have local admin rights to all our SQL Servers. Even with this we have limited access to the two clustered servers that are at a data center. We have no way to actually log onto the machine and use our administrative rights. We used to, through PC anywhere, however someone decided we shouldn't have that kind of access.
I can map network drives to those servers which allows me to monitor and administrate backup files.
I also have local admin rights to our FTP server. I think I have this because of my networking background. This allows me to create new folders and share them out and do whatever else I need to set up new datafeeds for our clients without haveing to bother our networking people.
We do have access to our server room.
Robert W. Marda
Billing and OSS Specialist - SQL Programmer