Admin Rights

Hi All - I hope you can assist me, I have a user that I have set local admin rights on the laptop but for some reason he's unable to install any software.  The laptop is connected to a DC but I don't see any GPO set, any ideas?
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TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
make sure the dns on the laptop set correctly
run gpupdate /force to force push GPO policy

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AJ1978Author Commented:
Why would DNS affect this issue? I have tried GPO but still no joy!
AJ1978Author Commented:
The user also has admin rights on the server, so I am really lost.
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TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
The DNS is the Backbone of the Domain controller so if the DNS incorrect no GOP will apply to this machine even password changed will not effect also
AJ1978Author Commented:
If we presume that the DNS is correct what other issues could it be? I take it if I set the user to have admin on the server and the laptop locally he should be able to install anything on the laptop? If he tried the machine asks for his username & password his dosent work but using mine it works fine.
AJ1978Author Commented:
How do I check what GPO are in place as I could see any! I think I'm being stupid!
TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
Did you try to install any app with any other domain admin user  "for test purposes "
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
After you gave the user admin rights, did you log the user off, then logon? Just making sure...
Try command   rsop.msc   on  laptop to see if there is any gpo applied
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
If it works on other stations but not laptop , here's a potential  fix...
- Per Temodys suggestion, add test domain  admin user.
- Logon laptop as test admin

If test admin can install...
- Delete problem admins local profile on laptop.
- Reboot laptop.
- Logon problem admin on laptop
AJ1978Author Commented:
I will try the solution and will revrt back, NewVillageIT.
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