Network installation path

I would like to allow ALL of my users to be able to install from a network location (mapped drive). If they would to install from any other source it should be disallowed.

No users should be local admin to accomplish this task.

we are Win domain based environment

Any ideas ?
mmivanAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
System Center Configuration Manager is one of many solutions available.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
However the users must be administrators for most installs, so "No users should be local admin" won't work.
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arnoldCommented:
What would you like to allow users to install?

Depending on your setup denying downloads of zip, msi, exe and other compression formats will remove the user's option of obtaining anything that can be installed.

As others pointed out, installing requires a local admin right/power user right.

If there is a need to deploy something, use GPO, or other similar means that will deploy software to a user based on user membership, or cuter membership,

Presumably Joe accessing jen's shared drive will be by your definition, permitted to install whatever Jen has in the share no matter it's source?
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mmivanAuthor Commented:
Got it, thanks Arnold, John and David.

to answer to you all,
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System Center Configuration Manager is one of many solutions available. --> yes to push out , my goal is to "pull"
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However the users must be administrators for most installs, so "No users should be local admin" won't work.--> You're correct on this one, I was looking for some kind of SW repository where users would be able to choose from approved list and install on their own.
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Installations will vary probably, EXE, MSI etc. Network based location will be maintained by an domain admin, not end user  (write VS Read/execute)

are you aware of any software repositories that would do such a thing ?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am not aware of any software repository that will do what you want. All the software I use has ALL different methods of download, install and setup that I do not know of any one tool.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
System Center Configuration Manager is one of many solutions available. --> yes to push out , my goal is to "pull" it is also pull. And the client agent does the work and the agent has admin privileges.
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