Operating system privileges

How can I give the user permission to install software but without the permission of the administrator ?
Itzik HornsteinAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You will not be able to do this natively using the Group Policy. You will need to use something like Priveledge Authority. This allows you Whitelist applicaitons to allow users to install/remove them without being an administrator.


You can assign software packages to users, so they can be installed on demand without using administrative accounts. But you cannot assign "wildcards", so to say. You are not able to let them install anything, but only defined packages.

So you'll indeed have to look for a 3rd party solution if you don't want to use the built-in deployment. I'll name powerbroker by beyondtrust.

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Itzik HornsteinAuthor Commented:
Which group would you associate Users
 Development \ firmware \ Software Testing \ ?

Guests Group ?


power user group ?
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What's the connection to this question, if I may ask? (Apart from not understanding it)
There's no power users group, it has been deprecated in vista - the name is still there but it has no additional privileges.
Why would you assign developers/software testers to groups? What would "firmware" mean in this context?
Itzik HornsteinAuthor Commented:
Seems to me that I was not clear enough .

I do not want to give the end user administrator privileges on the computer

So I ask which group associate it
We had already understood that. But as we already told you: there is no way inside windows to do what you like. There is no group that can install software but the administrator group.

Doing things like the mentioned software assignment is possible, but only on domains. You would need to have deployable software in MSI format.
Or, you would need to buy one of the mentioned 3rd party softwares.
Itzik HornsteinAuthor Commented:
I understand , thank you very much
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