Solved

Granular Install Permissions Group Policy

Posted on 2013-01-15
4
257 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-04
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.
0
Comment
Question by:bikerhong
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 90

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
Comment Utility
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:bikerhong
Comment Utility
Thank you, but was hoping for something built in and free :)
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:Joseph Moody
Comment Utility
If you don't want to buy anything, you can use AppLocker (http://automatedoutofajob.blogspot.com/2011/12/selecting-programs-that-users-can.html)
0
 
LVL 90

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
There is nothing built in that will permit granular installs, and even the free offerings are very limited.
.... Thinkpads_User
0

Featured Post

Free Gift Card with Acronis Backup Purchase!

Backup any data in any location: local and remote systems, physical and virtual servers, private and public clouds, Macs and PCs, tablets and mobile devices, & more! For limited time only, buy any Acronis backup products and get a FREE Amazon/Best Buy gift card worth up to $200!

Join & Write a Comment

I had a question today where the user wanted to know how to delete an SSL Certificate, so I thought that I would quickly add this How to! Article for your reference. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO DELETE A CERTIFICATE? 1. If an incorrect certificate was …
Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now