Allow Adobe Updates and Java Updates to be installed without Administrator Rights

Hello All Experts,
I have about 140 PC's on our WAN, all part of a a single Domain (Windows 2003). A large percentage of our users do not have Adminstrator rights, but I am hoping that there is a way for Non Admins to install Java Updates, as well as Adobe Reader updates without having Admin Rights. I am not versed at all in creating scripts, but I am not bad when it comes to creating Group Policy objects. Also as we all know, Java always tries to install some secondary application like a toolbar, a backup program, etc... and I do not want these secondary applications installed. We really do not use a lot of applications that require Java, but the ones that we do, usually always require the newest version. And does it not seem odd of late, that Adobe Reader has been updating almost every week, as well as Java?
Any ideas would be most appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
HarleyITGuyAsked:
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ViRoguesCommented:
Are you an administrator? Can YOU log on with admin rights on all of the computers?
HarleyITGuyAuthor Commented:
Yes I can log into every machine with admin rights, I am the system Asministrator.
ViRoguesCommented:
You can try to use the Windows Deployment Toolkit to automate installation of the programs, but I am not sure if it is compatible with your system.
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HarleyITGuyAuthor Commented:
So your not sure if it is compatible with Windows 2003, or compatible deploying Adobe Reader or Java? And where do I obtain the Deployment tool?
ViRoguesCommented:
The download is here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3BD8561F-77AC-4400-A0C1-FE871C461A89&displaylang=en

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows 7; Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86); Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows Vista Service Pack 2
HarleyITGuyAuthor Commented:
Well I read the documentation, and it appears that it Support Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition x86, and Windows 2003 Enterprise R2 64 bit. An of course I have all Windows 2003 Standard Edition 64 bit for my host machine. I will try and see if it will install but usually the documentation is right as far as what types of servers you can install it on.
ViRoguesCommented:
Good luck man. I know its a pain to install the same thing over and over again.

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prebens-edbCommented:
If you dont want to run to every computer then you scould use EZ-EXECUTE download it here
http://www.ez-execute.com-about.com/
with this program you can install programs and updates on every computer in your domain very easy
you need PSexec.exe also download here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx
then you have a gui to install all programs that you want from your pc
I use it my organisation it is very easy if you will have the programs to installl silent then make a .bat file to install from
Jan Sejer
HarleyITGuyAuthor Commented:
Well as soon as the website is up and running, I will try and download the software. It apears that the site is down right now.
prebens-edbCommented:
Hello Again
I have pasted it to my own site
so if you will download it from here http://www.familiensejer.dk/EZ-Execute.rar
I have psexec in the folder alså remeber that psexec have to be in the same folder as ez-execute
I have made a screenshot of what you have to mark then you can fill in the name of the pc or you can scan the intire network and then just mark the computers that you would install on very simple but pretty smart.
Regards Jan Sejer
HarleyITGuyAuthor Commented:
Ok Jan thank you so much. I have dowloaded the files, and placed them on one of my servers. I have looked at it and yes it looks very simple to use. I am going to work on this on a test machine, and as soon as I know it works I will be rewarding points. Thanks again
prebens-edbCommented:
Hello HarleyITGuy
That is fine i know it works i am using it every day
tell me if there is somthing and i will help you
regards jan
HarleyITGuyAuthor Commented:
As Soon as a new Java update comes out (which will probably be any day now) I am going to test this to see if it works OK I will ask Jan, are there any scripts that I need to setup on this application. Is there any documentation on using this application?
prebens-edbCommented:
Hello HarleyITGuy
No I dont know of any documentation to the program,
I have made .bat files that i am exeuting instead of remembering all the silent switches
for jave I have used this \\server\Java\jre-6u16-windows-i586.exe /s /v/qn
then it install silently
this site have a lot of silent switces that you can use
http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/
regards jan

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