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My network and domain are  all Windows 2008 Server and Windows Professional 7 . I need to give the users enough rights to be able to install applications and programs on their workstations (PCs) without giving the farm away or having an admin interface (physically) with the user and or PC. Can someone please enlighten me on this issue. Give me the best scenario (best practice)

Thanks in advance.
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the ability to install applications is an administrator function; if you trust them enough to do that, why wouldn't you trust them as administrators of the local workstation?  i would

Start > Run > control userpasswords2

then you can add the domain user as a local administrator.  if you have concerns about them accessing certain local features, you can create some GPOs that lock out certain things (i.e.; Add/Remove Programs if you don't want them to uninstall, administrative tools, etc.)

hope this helps?
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Thank you very much, I will investigate doing from the GPO so that I can do this globally rather than one by one if necessary.

Thanks again.
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