Install application via package that includes Admin credentials

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Don, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Don

    Don Guest

    Hello. I have 14 users in different parts of the U.S. all running Vista
    Business. I have configured their Administrator accounts with a password
    which they do not know, so they run their machines as-is and cannot install
    anything. Here's my problem - I need to install PowerPoint Viewer on all the
    machines, but that would require me telling them the Administrator password.
    Can I deliver the ppt viewer app to them in some kind of "package" in which I
    could include the Administrator credentials? In other words, the "package"
    would run the install and supply the Administrator credentials when
    appropriate. Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions will be greatly
    appreciated. Thank you.
    Don, Dec 10, 2008
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  2. Don

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Jimmy Brush, Dec 11, 2008
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  3. Don

    Don Guest

    Looks interesting, but I would like to just send them a self-contained
    package that would install the app without my real-time intervention. Any
    other thoughts?
    Don, Dec 11, 2008
  4. Don

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    If your computers are all on a domain (which I assumed they were not), then
    this would be possible. However, I cannot think of a secure way of doing
    EXACTLY what you want in a non-domain environment.
    Jimmy Brush, Dec 12, 2008
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