Silent Remote Installation and User Level Change
Posted on 2007-11-29
This one might be a bit of a doozy, so I apologize in advance. I have about 100 computers that I need to install some software on that are scattered all around the building. I would prefer to do the install remotely and silently (ie, the user is unaware of anything going on). Not trying to sound lazy, but there is only 1 of me and my boss would like this done by next week (in addition to several other projects).
On top of the install, I need to make the users on the PC administrators so they can properly run the software. All of the users are domain accounts and should already be on the machine as Power Users. Each machine has different users though. So the second part of this would be to find out if there is a way to find all of the Power Users on a machine and change them to Administrators. This would preferably also be done silently in the background. If a user was currently logged in, it would either prompt them to log off and back on, or just make the change next time the login.
I hope this all makes sense and if not, please just let me know where I can clarify or expound. Thanks in advance!!