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How can i give a domain user permission to install software he purchased?

Posted on 2010-11-30
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I have a user who purchased pdanet and downloaded it to his laptop.  However, when he went to install it, an error message was displayed stating he needed to be an administrator to install the software.

In active directory on the server, i added him as a member of Domain Admin.  He logged on to his laptop.  Then he was able to install the software successfully.  

Is there a level, below domain admin, that will allow users to install software on there computer without having to be an administrator, or should I just leave him as a member of domain admins.

Thank you.
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add him in local admin group for time being
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I think that local admins can install programs.
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What are the exact steps to add a domain user to the local admin group.

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I did successfully add domain users to the local admin group.
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