Software Installation rights on a windows 7 computer in a domain enviorement

hello, How is everyone doing. Here is the situation. At my client's office I need to create a user that has local administrator rights to be able to update and install software. I do not want users to have access or permission. There is going to be a user who should have the rights to install the software.  I have a setup a local user with rights but everytime I am asked to put in the user name and password to install the software I have to enter "LocalComputerName\username" since I have a windows domain setup . Its tough to remember name of every computer. I want to  be able to enter user name and password. that's it.


Thank you in advance for your help
mattkiranAsked:
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ChrisCommented:
Why don't you use a domain admin account to perform the software installation? That way username/password will be sufficient.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
You can just create a user in your domain.  All it needs to have is to be added to the administrators group.  This will allow it admin permissions across all computers and basically anything that the administrators group has permissions too.
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Nick is right. It would be easier to create a domain account and make that account an admin. Also make sure that UAC is not turned off on any of those desktops at the client's office, otherwise it won't prompt them for the login.
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McKnifeCommented:
By the way, you don't need to remember the computername. Just use .\yourusername as username.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I recommend McKnife's suggestion.  Just use .\localUserName the . means the "current" computer, like a "." in a folder directory listing means the "current" directory.
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mattkiranAuthor Commented:
Hello Gentlemen,  Thank you so much for quick response. .\username works for me.  The whole idea is to protect the server resources. Local admin will some sort of restriction on that. I love this site. I have been using it for years. Thank you all .
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mattkiranAuthor Commented:
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Accepted answer: 0 points for mattkiran's comment #a40766691

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this solution still helps in avoiding making a user domain admin and at the same time give user to install software at local level. Prefect
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mattkiranAuthor Commented:
simple and exactly what I wanted. Great. I also want to thank Lee W, MVP and others. All solutions were good but this is works for me. I messed up on the point allocation and I apologize. I will do a better job next time.
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