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Creating Group Policy to give access for installing software.

    Question

  • Hi, 

        I have an AD on windows server 2012 and I have 20 users. User tries to install some software it will ask for admin credentials because they are not a member of administrators. I dont want to give them admin access but i need to give software installation access. 

    PLEASE HELP ME TO SET UP THIS

    Thanks,

    Dev

    Friday, April 24, 2015 5:43 AM

Answers

  • Hi Dev,

    when you deploy a software via group policy with proper procedure and permission assigned, I don't think there is any intervention needed from the user end. I Request you to validate your settings :)  

    Or let me know what all settings did you used during deployment.
    • Edited by Vernekar Friday, April 24, 2015 3:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by deVIT1 Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:03 AM
    Friday, April 24, 2015 3:58 PM
  • you have to make them admin . 
    • Marked as answer by deVIT1 Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:54 AM
    Friday, April 24, 2015 7:09 PM
  • Hi Dev,

    Admin can set the AlwaysInstallelevated group policy to enable users to install managed applications (those advertised by Active Directory, SMS) elevated, but with exe file it require use the administrator permission to install.

    The related KB:

    Installing a Package with Elevated Privileges for a Non-Admin

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa369519(VS.85).aspx

    How to allow users who are not administrators to install MSI packages

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/259459

    I’m glad to be of help to you!


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com

    • Marked as answer by deVIT1 Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:03 AM
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:32 AM
    Moderator
  • I'm pretty sure your not going to achieve this outside of making admin
    • Marked as answer by deVIT1 Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:26 AM
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:42 AM
  • > need to avoid this only for software installation. So what I can do in
    > AD instead of giving admin access.
     
    As Alex pointet out: You cannot. Either make them admins (or provide a
    second account that has admin privileges), or stay with the fact that
    non-admins cannot install software that is not designed especially for
    that scenario.
     
    If you know Dropbox: They created an installer that will happily install
    dropbox to the user profile. Chrome does so, too. But as said - you need
    an installer that is crafted for that purpose.
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    • Marked as answer by deVIT1 Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:53 AM
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:26 AM

All replies

  • Hi Dev,

    Can you describe the procedure that you used to deploy the Software.

    Friday, April 24, 2015 8:37 AM
  • Hi Vernekar,

               I just need to give permission to he domain users for installing software. Now if they try to install, admin credentials are asking. so from AD i can give permission to avoid this right. For this what should i do

    Friday, April 24, 2015 8:57 AM
  • Hi Dev,

    when you deploy a software via group policy with proper procedure and permission assigned, I don't think there is any intervention needed from the user end. I Request you to validate your settings :)  

    Or let me know what all settings did you used during deployment.
    • Edited by Vernekar Friday, April 24, 2015 3:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by deVIT1 Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:03 AM
    Friday, April 24, 2015 3:58 PM
  • you have to make them admin . 
    • Marked as answer by deVIT1 Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:54 AM
    Friday, April 24, 2015 7:09 PM
  • Dev,

    Hope, I might understood you wrong, are this software stored in Share and you want the users to have access to install it ? R you pointing to this requirement ? 



    • Edited by Vernekar Saturday, April 25, 2015 1:42 AM
    Saturday, April 25, 2015 1:41 AM
  • Hi Dev,

    Admin can set the AlwaysInstallelevated group policy to enable users to install managed applications (those advertised by Active Directory, SMS) elevated, but with exe file it require use the administrator permission to install.

    The related KB:

    Installing a Package with Elevated Privileges for a Non-Admin

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa369519(VS.85).aspx

    How to allow users who are not administrators to install MSI packages

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/259459

    I’m glad to be of help to you!


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com

    • Marked as answer by deVIT1 Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:03 AM
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:32 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Vernekar,

                  Thanks for the reply, My question is suppose user got some software from the client (like vpn client software) and unfortunately the IT Admin is not there at the office to give the credentials, and that software should be installed asap. So if the user tries to install that, they will get the prompt for admin credentials. I need to avoid this only for software installation. So what I can do in AD instead of giving admin access.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Arundev K. A

    Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:09 AM
  • I'm pretty sure your not going to achieve this outside of making admin
    • Marked as answer by deVIT1 Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:26 AM
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:42 AM
  • > need to avoid this only for software installation. So what I can do in
    > AD instead of giving admin access.
     
    As Alex pointet out: You cannot. Either make them admins (or provide a
    second account that has admin privileges), or stay with the fact that
    non-admins cannot install software that is not designed especially for
    that scenario.
     
    If you know Dropbox: They created an installer that will happily install
    dropbox to the user profile. Chrome does so, too. But as said - you need
    an installer that is crafted for that purpose.
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    • Marked as answer by deVIT1 Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:53 AM
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:26 AM
  • Yes, 
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:53 AM
  • Thank you so much 
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:53 AM