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XP User on SBS'03 permissions to load SW

By jerenzo ·
I have a small 03 Network with 3 XP users. How do I enable the users to load software onto thier workstations and to Windows updates, without giving assigning them to an admin group?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to XP User on SBS'03 permiss ...

have you tried making them power users? did you install this network? did you use the client installations disks thru the sbs console?

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by CG IT In reply to XP User on SBS'03 permiss ...

power users group as sgt schultz suggests. Since this is a very small network, going the SUS and AD GP software package deployment routes would be a LOT of work for just 3 users.

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by jerenzo In reply to XP User on SBS'03 permiss ...

I did not load this network. It was loaded by a vendor. The connection to the server was simply a log in setting from the XP workstation to the specific domain. Does that answer questions?

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by jerenzo In reply to XP User on SBS'03 permiss ...

When I set them up as Power Users the settings did not take. Also, they were not allowed to load software.

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by CG IT In reply to XP User on SBS'03 permiss ...

Our answers were assuming that SBS 2003 was correctly installed and setup and that the workstations joined the domain. That users accounts in Active Directory were correctly made.

From your comments it appears you don't know. If you don't know, we can't give suggestions for solutions to your problem. In an Active Directory environment, there is a default users group created called Power Users. If you make those users who need to install programs members of this group, by default they will have sufficent privileges to install software on workstations. So unless you want users to log on locally to the machine vs log on to the domain to install software, which defeats the entire purpose of having a domain network with Active Directory, this is the easiest way to give users permission.

If this isn't sufficent for you, welp good luck

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by CG IT In reply to

sorry to be a little brutal but giving suggestions for problems with little or no configuration information and specifics, its very hard to suggest possible solutions. Thats all anyone here can really do is "suggest solutions". There is no "correct" way or even a specific "this way". There are best practices and standard ways of doing things but each network can be customized very specifically which results in no one network is the same.

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by jerenzo In reply to

This Q&A board is new to me, thanks for the help and sorry for any abraisive notes, it is my nature to be direct. I'll work the AD Power User angle.

Thanks

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