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

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.
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KimputerCommented:
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)
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McKnifeCommented:
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
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teks14Author Commented:
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.
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McKnifeCommented:
No, there isn't. More than pretty sure.
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