Granting user rights to install local applications.

Posted on 2005-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I want to grant a help desk user the rights to install programs locally. I dont want to have him use GPO's to install software. Does anyone have a script to add users to local groups? Or is their an easier way to do this?
Question by:Mohonk
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    He would have to be added to the local admin group on each machine. You can do this via the following startup script:

    net localgroup "Administrators" "domain\user" /ADD

    The other way to do it is to use restricted groups, but I personally find restricted groups to be overkill and complex, but other people use it as the perferred method...just personal choice.;en-us;320065

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    Ended up doing this.;en-us;320065 Worked like a charm.

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