How To Allow Users To Install Software Locally

How to allow users to install software locally

You want some of your users to be able to install software on your (Windows-) computers without upgrading them to domain admins.

Step 1 - Background

For every Windows system there is a group for “Local Administrators” which are able to install software locally. Unfortunately this is a local-only group and can not administered globally (within the domain).

Step 2

Create a group (i.e. called “PC-Admins”) for you users which should have the same rights as the “local administrators” groups.

Step 3

Add your users (i.e. teachers) to this group.

Step 4

Create a group policy (GPO) to add the group “PC-Admins” to the “local administrators” group.

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