Windows 2008 r2 allow non-administrators to install software

Posted on 2014-12-10
Last Modified: 2015-01-30

I work for a school and the state does allow the teachers to be local administrators and the school district wants them to be able to install their own software or additional hardware like USB drives.  I can I do this from group policy
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by:Jorge Ocampo
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most software installs would required registry edits - so what your asking is not possible they have to administrators or told to use portable software, allowing USB via group policy is possible.

i would recommend deep-freeze they can install anything and if the machines gets messed up a simple restart to get to the point in time where everything is perfect.
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Here's a group policy method to push out local admins across a domain or OU:

1. Define Security Group that will contain the administrators. Here, you can put the teacher names. At first, add one user to test.
2. Create a policy
3. Edit the policy to contain the group
4. Test

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by:Jorge Ocampo
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i agree with NewVillageIT that would be the fastest way to provide admin access but i think it will still not solve your problem since the state does not allow them to be local admins.
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Am I reading the OP wrong? I see...
the state does allow the teachers to be local administrators
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i apologies i read it wrong :)
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Just wondering if any suggestion here got your issue resolved. If so, we'd appreciate it if you closed the question accordingly.


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sorry for the late response.  everything is working now
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Thanks for the update, thomas. I'm glad it worked out for you.

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