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Allow domain users to install software updates

Posted on 2013-05-14
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Hi,

I have windows 2008 DC and users having mixture of windows xp, windows 7 client machines added to domain.

Now user are not allowed to install any updates for any software's like adobe acrobat, skype etc.

How I can provide this access to users. I want them to allow to install only updates and they should not do new application installations. Any way we can do this using Group policy.

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Pradeep
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Hi Sedwick,

This is for windows update right? or it will include other softwares like skype, acrobat and all?

or any option is there where we can specify only skype and acrobat?

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this is just for windows update, if u want updates just for skype and acrobat it can be done but not via GPO.
u can run scheduler which checks for updates and install on all user domains if required.
other than that your hands are tied.
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My response 39164358 will do it very cleanly and at a very reasonable cost (Even free).
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