Specify install rights with group policy?

Posted on 2008-10-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
Is it possible to run a software install or file modification via an Active directory login script on a PC that doesn't have rights to perform those changes?  I.e., a "Run as..." option?
Question by:lenwruk
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Runas is not secure since it still requires a password. MS recommends using a GP to assign or publish an application to. This will install the application as LOCAL SYSTEM and have elevated rights. All without the need to enter a password at the workstation.
While SCCM or LanDesk would be better this method will work as well.

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