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RegEdit to allow non admin user to install software

JElster
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Hi..
Any idea what the value is to allow a NON Admin user to install software?
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Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
There is no such value.

The only in-built concept there is, is publishing MSI packages to users so that they can use the application wizard to install on demand, regardless of admin group membership.
MaheshArchitect
Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
As pointed out above deploy Software GPO

OR

You would require admin rights on machine to install software

Author

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What about adding a user to an admin group
MaheshArchitect
Distinguished Expert 2018

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U can do that with pleasure

But it will grant user full control of entire workstation in addition to application installation

Author

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what is pleasure
MaheshArchitect
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It means it is doable if you wish

Author

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ok. so how?>
Distinguished Expert 2018

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You misunderstood. Only admins can install. You don't want to make them admins, do you?

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Yes.. I want to know how I can modify the registry using RegEdit - what's the key/value to make  user an Admin.
That's all
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You cannot make any user admin only with registry entries

user SID must need to be member of local administrators group so that it can install apps etc

In earlier comment I told you that you can add user in local administrators group if wanted to.

Author

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So how do I add a user in local admin.
If local admin can you install?
Distinguished Expert 2018
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JElster, you cannot possibly want this. If you care for security, you don't promote users to be admins just to be able to install something - believe me, that's a no-go.

Please look into this since it enables non-admins to do installations: http://www.advancedinstaller.com/user-guide/tutorial-gpo.html#publish (the rest of that link is of course also interesting).