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Software deloyed with Group Policy won't install if user is a Power User

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I'm trying to get a handle on deploying software with group policy to power users.  I'm setting up the package, in this case it is the Microsoft 2007 file compatability viewer.  It is deploying to the end user fine.  What puzzles me is that it won't install, but it creates a folder under "All Programs / MC" and puts a shortcut to the executable in there.  Number one, my customers won't ever run the shortcut, and number two, when it is run as a Power User, it doesn't install without admin privileges, which defeats the whole purpose.  Please don't tell me that my end users need to be admins to get GP software pushes.  Not happening.  Thanks.  
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by:graye
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There are several GPO choices for "assigning vs publishing" and "computer vs user".... take a look at the following for a bit more of description:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102
It appears that you need to alter the GPO to "Assign to Computer" rather than "Assign to User"
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It was setup under the Computer Configuration section (see attached file)
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igor-1965 earned 500 total points
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See group policy setting "Always install with elevated privileges":
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc737858.aspx

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Hummmm.... that should have done it     You've correctly assigned the package to the computer.   So, the current user (and their admin status) should not have nothing to do with it.
Does a reboot of the computer have any affect?
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This did the trick.  I won't forget it anytime soon.  Thanks all !
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