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Any way to allow non-admin end-users to update certain software

In a default Windows domain, non-admin users cannot update Adobe Flash or Reader.  Is there an easy way to work around this?  I currently push out the software via GPO, but I would prefer that each user be prompted for the update and be allowed to install it, just like it happens on standalone and admin computers.

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Windows Server 2003Active DirectoryWindows OS

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ev89pimp

8/22/2022 - Mon
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if you have somthing like SCCM System Center Configuration Manager, you can push the update as well as do silent installation in the backgroud without giving the user local admin priviledge...
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ev89pimp

To automate flash player, I created a Policy and added the following:
 
Under Computer Config, Prefrences, Windows Setting, Files I created a new File Item.
 
I set Action = Replace, Created a Source File named mms.cfg* (more below) and have the destination file as systemroot%\System32\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg (or %systemroot%\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg for x64)
 
*I used notepad to edit the mms.cfg, and used the following in the body:
 
AutoUpdateDisable=0
 SilentAutoUpdateEnable=1
 AutoUpdateInterval=0
 

My non-admin users now update flash in the background silently and automatically.  I'm currently investigating Reader and Java myself at this point so let me know if you find a method
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