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all users being in the local admins group

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Hi all,

Just looking to get some opinions on normal users being local admins on their pc's. we have a development center with 500 people and most of them are local admins because they need to install software etc.. what do you think is good practice for something like this? everyone powerusers?

many thanks

tdvit

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I don't like to give admin rights to the users, because you never know what they gonna  install. I know not everyone will abuse those rights, but there are too many people who abuse that right.

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i hear you jvuz but what can you do if you have to facilitate users.  if power users doesnt do it, whats the alternative.  We as IT people have to bite the bullet and just give it to them.  from everything that I am reading there doesnt seem to be a workable alternative.
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If the users hafe admin rights, they can install everything, also software where you need a license for. If its freeware, I don't think it's a problem.
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