Solved

How do you allow Users (that aren't admins) to install programs on their own pc's

Posted on 2014-12-11
4
28 Views
Last Modified: 2015-11-18
How do you allow Users (that aren't admins) to install programs on their own pc's in a Server 2003 environment. It seems users (in this particular environment) aren't allowed to even accept and install ADOBE updates (which seems to happen all the time) - they are prompted to login as admin to apply even basic updates.

I would like to relax the security to be able to allow them to install programs / updates to their own workstations.
0
Comment
Question by:teks14
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Kimputer
ID: 40494021
You have to make them local admins on their own machines (which still is a security risk, viruses will spread throughout the system, making it harder to remove)
0
 
LVL 54

Accepted Solution

by:
McKnife earned 500 total points
ID: 40495116
Hi

Without 3rd party apps (have a look at the possibilities that powerbroker by beyondtrust offers), your only chance is to either use software deployment per user (users may install on demand, no matter if admin or not) or or per machine using WSUS add-on applications to serve 3rd party patches (one is called wsus package publisher, the other is local update publisher).

The software deployment can be done using GPOs that publish that software to user accounts, see http://www.advancedinstaller.com/user-guide/tutorial-gpo.html#publish
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:teks14
ID: 41268605
This should get me fixed up....but pretty sure there is an Server 2008 out-of-the box solution as well that I'm missing.
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 41268767
No, there isn't. More than pretty sure.
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The way I use Experts Exchange to assist me in analyzing and diagnosing a problem is I first enter a Verbose Question at Experts Exchange like: Office 2007 will hang when opening and saving files I then launch WordPad (any text editor will do) an…
Many admins will agree: WSUS is is a nice invention but using it on the client side when updating a newly installed computer is still time consuming as you have to do several reboots and furthermore, the procedure of installing updates, rebooting an…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

810 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