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Windows 7 - On a Domain, User can't download and install programs

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On Windows 7 - On a network domain, yser can't download and install programs, without me logging in as admin and downloading the programs for them.

Is there a setting on what they can and can't install.. I would like them to be able to install things...

Also should it be locked down on the server .. or is that too much of a hassle..?



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You will need to add their domain account to the computer's local administrators group.  That will give them admin rights on that computer which should allow them to load software.  This will give them full access to the machine so it can be a security risk.  You can do this from Computer Management > Local Users and Groups > Groups.  Then double click on the administrators group and add their domain account.

I am not aware of any easy way to specify which programs they can load and not load.  Most IT shops use speical software to control and deploy software packages that they approve.  System Center Confirugation Manger is Microsoft's product to handle that.  They also have one called System Center Essentials if you have less than 500 computers.

I hope that helps.
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