bypass admin access for software installations

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    • #1706
      maddy
      Participant

      Hi,
      Is there any way to install the software without adding user to admin group in windows XP/2000

    • #14325
      linuxstarved
      Participant

      Hack_80,

      The easiest way is to right click the program, select ‘run as’ click ‘run’, click ‘the following user’ radial button then enter the username and password for administrator.  Off you go.

      Also, you can make a user a ‘power user’ and meet most applications requirements without making a user a local admin, but beware that a power user can make themselves an admin. 

      Never give a user more rights than they need to get their job done; unless you absolutely (read:someone that can end your employment) have to.

    • #14326
      maddy
      Participant

      I tried with same but it can be applicable for restricted installations. There is a chance of misuse.
      I wanted user to install the required applications but not unwanted freewares.
      Any suggestions??

    • #14327
      linuxstarved
      Participant

      Why do you want to do that? In my experience users will always try to take advantage of the situation.  Yes, you could create a group policy that allows users to d/l and install certain apps on their own; but that is a lot of work and once you start you will never stop. 

      If manually installing it (remotely with vnc) is not an option, take the .exe file and create an msi (good explanation here http://www.mcse.ms/message948078.html), then push it to the users when they log in using a kixscript http://www.kixtart.org/.  After authenticating to the network, the user logs in, the package will be installed and least privilege is still maintained. 

      Once you have the initial leg work done, you will have a managable system for deploying anything; without giving up an ounce of control to the users.

    • #14328
      squidmaster
      Participant

      boot into safemode.
      make a new user
      (I always make one called cheese.)

    • #14329
      morpheus063
      Participant

      @squidmaster wrote:

      boot into safemode.
      make a new user
      (I always make one called cheese.)

      What this will do? Do you think this is the right solution?

    • #14330
      termight
      Participant

      i second what Rich M said. If you are the administrator or the machine you can use group policy to restrict users from running a particular software.
      go RUN


      >pgedit.msc


      >user settings


      >software restrictions.

      any prob you encounter let me know

      NB: i don’t want to beleive that in another way you are the user trying to by pass the administrator

      perry

    • #14331
      squidmaster
      Participant

      @Manu Zacharia – aka – The Morpheus wrote:

      @squidmaster wrote:

      boot into safemode.
      make a new user
      (I always make one called cheese.)

      What this will do? Do you think this is the right solution?

      This will allow you to make an admin user. This will solve the solution because now you have an admin account.

    • #14332
      Kamilla
      Participant

      That was an really impressive post and i like that.

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