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Windows 7 Pro + Program Installing for Standard Users

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Hi - We're not on a domain controller or anything but we are running Windows 7 Pro.  I was wondering if it's possible to allow standard users to install programs.  I was looking in the local group policy and I'm not sure which one would allow it.

I tried putting them into a power user group but that didn't help.

Thanks- Zack
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For manual, user-initiated installs, the answer to this is "no", but there are exceptions to every rule. You can loosen permissions to the filesystem and registry to the \Windows directory (and subfolders), \Program Files directory (and subfolders), and the HKLM and HKCR sections of the regsitry (and subkeys), but at that point THE USER IS BASICALLY AN ADMIN . So, technically, the answer is "no".
via http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/113383-can-i-allow-domain-users-to-install-software-without-making-them-admin/
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The power user group is only there for legacy reasons and does not give the user any extra access. UAC requires elevated privileges for a program to be installed.
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Thanks guys! Looks like I'll just elevate the user to an admin and give him a beating if he messes up the computer hahaha.
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