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Software requiring admin rights

By dwrightjr ·
We have software that requires users to have administrative rights to run, but we want to lock down the desktops, any suggestions.

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by mskyy2002 In reply to Software requiring admin ...

Have you tried to use the "run as"? Right click the program and you can specify an administrastive account to run the program under. You don't have to log out to do this either. Hope this helps!

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by tosh74 In reply to Software requiring admin ...

Yep - logon as the user. Find the program from the start menu and hold down ctr + shift (on the right hand side of the keyboard)and right click on the program. Select RUN AS from the drop down menu and enter the local admin logon and password. This will allow you to run the program as admin but will still lock the machine down for the user.


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by enrique.bravo In reply to Software requiring admin ...

Add your user to the Power Users group at the local machine. Will not affect network policies.

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by jnichols In reply to Software requiring admin ...

On the local machine, run regedt32. Go to HKlm, software, "name of program" you want to run as admin. Right click the name of the program and choose permissions. Add the user or group you want to be able to run this program and give them full control rights. Close the editor.

Depending on the program, which varies widely, you may have to also add NTFS rights to the Winnt and Temp folders for the same user/group.

This should give only the users you want to run the program, admin rights. And only to that program.


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