Active directory rights

How do you create a active directory user that has rights for installation of software on a 2003 server without giving them admin privileges?
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You don't. If it's a member server you can make them a member of the Power Users group, but the elevation of privilege attack for a Power User to make themselves an Administrator is well-known, published, and trivial.  

If it is an absolute requirement for the user to install their own software on a server, make them an administrator for only the amount of time that they require that ability, and then remove them from the Administrators group.

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