Does Application Deployment Require Local Administrative Rights?
Posted on 2006-10-28
In SBS 2003, I want to deploy the Shared Fax Client. It's easy enough to do, however, when the installer runs on the client machine (when the user logs on), it aborts because the user does not have local admin rights to the machine.
I looked through all the app deployment options that SBS provides and I didn't see one that assigns a specific security context to the installation. Have I missed it? Other systems (such as Symantec Enterprise Anti-Virus) can remotely install their client apps without any user on the targeted client machine requiring admin rights. And this makes sense because it's not good security policy to allow users even local admin rights to their machines.
Thus, my question here. Microsoft isn't really expecting an account with local administrative rights to a client machine to have to be the one to logon in order to install SBS deployed apps, does it?