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Tempararely admin rights on user PC

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Hi;

We started finally with deployment. Now we are using Windows 7. In the past every user had admin rights on their computer. Now not any more. I have problems with updates (adobe reader, flash player, Java, greenshot, etc) and sometimes colleagues want to test new software. Is it possible via Active Directory to give somebody temporarely (some hours/days) admin rights on their own computer? Or is their decent software on the market for doing this or another solution maybe?

Greetings,

Geert
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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by:MisterTwelve
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I think the best solution is deploy software through GPO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXAz6vrWMP0

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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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Other option is from scripting


net localgroup Administrators /add "user name" 

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Above code will add user in administrators group

for revert back you can use following code

net localgroup Administrators /delete "user name" 

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by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
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Use SCCM/Altiris/Ninite pro.

If users know that 2pm-4pm is the admin time, they will install utorrent as well.
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by:MisterTwelve
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I Agree with npsingh123 expert. If you give a happy hour of admin workstation, you cant control software instalation on workstation.
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by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
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In fact they can create a local admin account that will remain local admin all its life!
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>  Is it possible via Active Directory to give somebody temporarely (some hours/days) admin rights on their own computer?
No, but there are softwares that can extend/limit user privileges better than windows can: http://www.beyondtrust.com/Products/PowerBrokerForWindows/ or http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/privilegeauthority/

For testing, they should use virtual machines, where they get admin rights. For simple updating of the few basics nearly everyone has (PDF readers, java JRE, flash player), you can use GPO software deployment or the team of WSUS and LUP http://localupdatepubl.sourceforge.net/
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by:msifox
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I'm doing gpo software deployment. Works great on most PCs, but there are a few exceptions where the software updates often fail. In hindsight I noticed that the exceptions are exactly those machines where users have local admin rights.
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