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Install Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) as user (non-admin) without GPO, WSUS, AD

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I need to deploy IE7 without using AD/GPO etc.  Basically I need to copy the package I created with the IEAK to the endpoints and launch a batch file to begin the installation when the PC is booted.  IEAK no longer includes the IE55Urd.exe file that (in previous versions of IE) would give users temporary admin rights to install IE7.  If I log on as a user and try to launch either the .exe or .msi IEAK created, it fails stating that I do not have admin rights.  My batch file launches the package, but same admin rights.

Although these pc's are on the network, there is no AD structure yet.  The users are not on a domain, and most are remotely located.

So the answer has to work on what is essentially a non-networked pc, it has to run on it's own (such as a batch in the startup folder), and it needs no user interaction.  

We are using BMC Configuration Management (Marimba) 7.5 to copy the files over.  We are using collections produced by the Marimba tuners to define the groups.  Unfortunately, we can't get Marimba to launch the installer, so we are relying on the batch file to do this.

Is there a way around the user rights problem?  Is there a switch that needs to be used when launching the installer?  

REM Batch Script to Install Windows Internet Explorer 7
REM Upon system start, checks for IE7 existence, then installs
REM Install this script in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
REM The following line checks registry for previous install of IE7
REG QUERY "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version Vector" /v IE |Find /I /C "7.0000">nul
IF %ERRORLEVEL% NEQ 0 (GOTO :install) ELSE (GOTO :notrequired)
REM Executes IE7 in Passive Mode (EXE was created with IEAK and has switches built-in)
REM The following lines can be unR*Marked for testing
REM Exits Command Line
REM ECHO %date% - %time%
REM ECHO IE7 Detected, Update Will Now Exit.
REM Exits Command Line
REM ECHO %date% - %time%
REM ECHO Update Failed
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