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Granular Install Permissions Group Policy

Hi

Is it possible to control via Group Policy specific applications which users can install/upgrade themselves without the need for logging on as admin?

Thinking along the lines of standard desktop applications like Adobe Reader, Flash, Java, etc.
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bikerhong
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look at Beyond Trust:

http://www.beyondtrust.com/PowerBroker-Desktops-Windows-Edition.aspx?section=PowerBroker-Desktops-Windows-Edition

This is a granular extension to Group Policies that allow specific permission for installs. It is worth considering.

... Thinkpads_User
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bikerhongAuthor Commented:
Thank you, but was hoping for something built in and free :)
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
If you don't want to buy anything, you can use AppLocker (http://automatedoutofajob.blogspot.com/2011/12/selecting-programs-that-users-can.html)
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There is nothing built in that will permit granular installs, and even the free offerings are very limited.
.... Thinkpads_User
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