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I have a faculty group in which all faculty are members I need them to be able to install and modify registry for some programs they install and use so I need them to be local machine administrators without bumping up their rights on the network side

this is the restricted group setup I have

Group Members Member of
Administrator    STJ\Faculty, STJ\SISFIN, STJ\Staff, STJ\Techadmin  
BUILTIN\Administrators      sisk12, STJ\Administration, STJ\administrator, STJ\Faculty, STJ\SISFIN, STJ\SISK12, STJ\Staff, STJ\Techadmin, STJ\Techs  
BUILTIN\Remote Desktop Users     STJ\Domain Admins, STJ\Techadmin, STJ\Techs  

what am i doing wrong because it says they do not have rights to install
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When you go into the local admin on a machine are they listed now (making sure the restricted group GPO is applying)

Are there any other GPOs that may prevent the installation of software (for example are you using whitelists like (\user configuration\administrative templates\system  ….  “Run only specified Windows applications”)   or Software Restriction Policies

thanks

Mike
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by:joshcahill
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here is what I inherited this is the only policy that has software restrictions

Enforcement
Policy Setting
Apply software restriction policies to the following All software files except libraries (such as DLLs)
Apply software restriction policies to the following users All users
When applying software restriction policies Ignore certificate rules
 
Designated File Types
File Extension File Type
ADE ADE File
ADP ADP File
BAS BAS File
BAT Windows Batch File
CHM Compiled HTML Help file
CMD Windows Command Script
COM MS-DOS Application
CPL Control Panel Item
CRT Security Certificate
EXE Application
HLP Help File
HTA HTML Application
INF Setup Information
INS INS File
ISP ISP File
LNK Shortcut
MDB MDB File
MDE MDE File
MSC Microsoft Common Console Document
MSI Windows Installer Package
MSP Windows Installer Patch
MST MST File
OCX ActiveX Control
PCD PCD File
PIF Shortcut to MS-DOS Program
REG Registration Entries
SCR Screen Saver
SHS SHS File
URL Internet Shortcut
VB VB File
WSC Windows Script Component
 
Trusted Publishers
Trusted publisher management Allow all administrators and users to manage user's own Trusted Publishers
Certificate verification None
 
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by:joshcahill
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I changed the above from all users to except administrator

and this is the groups for restricted groups

Administrator STJ\Faculty, STJ\SISFIN, STJ\Staff, STJ\Techadmin  
BUILTIN\Administrators sisk12, STJ\Administration, STJ\administrator, STJ\Faculty, STJ\SISFIN, STJ\SISK12, STJ\Staff, STJ\Techadmin, STJ\Techs  
BUILTIN\Remote Desktop Users STJ\Domain Admins, STJ\Techadmin, STJ\Techs
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by:Mike Kline
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can they still not installs software
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by:joshcahill
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no, did gpupdate /force on system to make sure it is the latest
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I still cannot install on local machines as a member of "faculty" group
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this is all for software restriction under computer administrative templates

all other gpo apply to drive maps and printers- getting into user on local machine using run as shows they are not makeing faculty a member of the administrators group


Enforcement
Policy Setting
Apply software restriction policies to the following All software files except libraries (such as DLLs)
Apply software restriction policies to the following users All users except local administrators
When applying software restriction policies Ignore certificate rules
 
Designated File Types
File Extension File Type
ADE ADE File
ADP ADP File
BAS BAS File
BAT Windows Batch File
CHM Compiled HTML Help file
CMD Windows Command Script
COM MS-DOS Application
CPL Control Panel Item
CRT Security Certificate
EXE Application
HLP Help File
HTA HTML Application
INF Setup Information
INS INS File
ISP ISP File
LNK Shortcut
MDB MDB File
MDE MDE File
MSC Microsoft Common Console Document
MSI Windows Installer Package
MSP Windows Installer Patch
MST MST File
OCX ActiveX Control
PCD PCD File
PIF Shortcut to MS-DOS Program
REG Registration Entries
SCR Screen Saver
SHS SHS File
URL Internet Shortcut
VB VB File
WSC Windows Script Component
 
Trusted Publishers
Trusted publisher management Allow all administrators and users to manage user's own Trusted Publishers
Certificate verification None
 

Software Restriction Policies/Security Levelshide
Policy Setting
Default Security Level Unrestricted

Software Restriction Policies/Additional Ruleshide
Path Ruleshide
%HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRoot%
Security Level Unrestricted
Description  
Date last modified 8/2/2010 1:56:50 PM


 
%HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProgramFilesDir%
Security Level Unrestricted
Description  
Date last modified 8/2/2010 1:56:50 PM
 
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by:Mike Kline
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What has me stumped is that you have

Apply software restriction policies to the following users All users except local administrators

Are the local admin groups updating properly
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by:joshcahill
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I just checked - no only sisk12 user shows up on local machine as part of administrator group besides local admin and domain admin
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Check your restricted groups GPO again, Florian has a great article here that may help

http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog/?p=13

Thanks

Mike
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by:joshcahill
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will do
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by:joshcahill
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ok I have them in restricted group but my faculty group is on closer inspection a distribution group not security group -- I have a security group fac_security but I use this group to grant rights to dfs share if I use this group in restricted groups will it affect the dfs share access?
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by:Mike Kline
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No it won't affect the dfs share access, it will just add that group to the local admin group on the boxes
If you want to be safe create a new group, call it "Local admin installers"...or something like that
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ok great will try it
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