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Setting up a new laptop with XP on network with server 2008.
The user is unable to install programs and updates because he  does not have admin rights. How do I change the policy  in Server 2008 to allow userse ability to install programs?
I am sure this is a simple process of editing a policy in server 2008 but I can't seem to find it.

thanks
Doug
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The best thing to do is make him a admin on the local laptop. That way he doesn't have to be part of the admin or power users on the domain.

Log in to the laptop as an admin.

Go to control panel - users

Add

Add the user from the domain

Make them an admin

Now they have admin control on that laptop alone.
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That sounds like exactly what I want to do. I will try it in the morning to confirm. Thanks much
Doug
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Work great, thanks for the quick response.
Doug
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