Yet another question. Installation rights for users?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Phydeux, May 24, 2004.

  1. Phydeux

    Phydeux Guest

    Ok, I'd like to make it possible for users to install programs on their computers without having to have me do it for them. Is there something I can do to allow this? Or do they just have to log in locally, install, and log back into the domain later? I've never quite gotten my head wrapped around the interplay between local and domain policies. Anyhow, I want users to be allowed to install things like Acrobat and other plugins without having to beg me to do it.
    Phydeux, May 24, 2004
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  2. If you're *sure* you want to allow this (and IMHO it's a really bad idea),
    then log on to a workstation as a domain admin, and make the domain users
    group a member of the local administrators group. After that, all domain
    users get local admin rights at that workstation...

    ....but when your users install junk on your workstations, or infect your
    network with a virus or other malware, don't say we didn't warn you! :)

    James Reather, May 24, 2004
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  3. Phydeux

    Phydeux Guest

    I talked it over with the client and he decided to stay with the permissions
    as is, I just had to check that everyone was set as a Power User locally.
    And since most of what they might install doesn't affect the system, like
    Acrobat Reader, its not likely to be a problem.
    Phydeux, May 25, 2004
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