Installing Windows Updates without Local Admin Rights
Posted on 2004-10-18
Can anyone tell me if there is a way of installing the Windows Updates on an XP client directly from the MS website when the user does not have local administrator rights.
We are giving our sales force laptops and are trying to lock them down so they can't install unauthorised software by not giving them local admin rights, and locking it down with Group Policies.
I have found that removing the user from the Local Admin group prevents the MS Windows Update site from downloading and installing the updates for XP. Is there any way around this, or are we going to have to put all these user in the local admin group so the machines remain up to date?
Thanks for your help.