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    Software Installation (XP Professional SP2)

    I write programs, mainly in .NET and want to have users install these by clicking on a Setup.exe file. I am told by a windows guru that you can only install programs using a Setup.exe program if you have administrative rights. This sounds wrong to me. Is he right or do I have to enlighten him?

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    Re: Software Installation (XP Professional SP2)

    He is right, this is one of the ways that IT will "Protect" the machines.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Software Installation (XP Professional SP2)

    It is not exactly true. Members of Windows-embedded Power Users group do have rigts to install new programs, members of Users group do not (see Default security settings for details).

    In big organizations IT department usually creates custom groups with their own permissions. In this case Group Policy-based Software Installation can be used to install software applications when a computer is started, when the user logs on, or on demand, even when users are restricted from installing any software from local media, such as a CD-ROM, or disk, or other unapproved applications.

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    Re: Software Installation (XP Professional SP2)

    Thank for the replies. I will have to have a chat with the Administrator as to the best way to do this. We have a situation where I think there are too many scenarios to set up special groups but we'll see. Maybe the Power User way is best.

    Many thanks.
    Kevin Bell

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