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    I Want The Teachers To Install There Own Software On The W.S

    Hello . Here we go again :!: ( I'm on a big learning curve, Its a good job you do not charge for info )

    Win2000 server / W2K work stations.

    It want all three teachers in the school to install there own software on the workstations with no help from me.

    1.. how to do it ?.(no scripts please ).

    2.. will that cause me any problems ?.



    Thanks. From Michael.

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    Re: I Want The Teachers To Install There Own Software On The W.S

    Try the latest version of AutoIT
    Although primarily its a scripting language, there is an addon u can get that "records" what you do then generates the script for it
    That script is then compiled into an EXE file

    Give the teachers that EXE file, the software will then install automatically onto their PC.

    Theres a post on here about it somewhere....

    Be warned though that letting staff install their own software means giving them Admin permissions...

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    Re: I Want The Teachers To Install There Own Software On The W.S

    You can let them install local applications by giving them access to a user account which is a member of the local Administrators account on the workstations. I run a startup script which adds certain domain groups to the local Administrators group to automate this. e.g. 'Local Computer Admins'. Add the staff accounts to the Local Computer Admins group.

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    Re: I Want The Teachers To Install There Own Software On The W.S

    Any chance of having a look at that script ajbritton?

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    Re: I Want The Teachers To Install There Own Software On The

    Eeek.. giving teachers the ability to install software on network workstations, isnt that just asking for trouble. I know its a pain having to install software for them but atleast its properly vetted if we do. I mean imagine the kind of rubbish a user would install on their home pc now apply that to school network.

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    Re: I Want The Teachers To Install There Own Software On The W.S

    @tickmike: I know that you aren't always there... hence the requirement for this. You should bear in mind though that if they have the ability to install software, it makes it much easier for malware and viruses to install too... leading to time spent later by you cleaning up so it may not save you time in the long run.

    The suggestion above of packaging up the app in some way may help you... you could have a software installation user then that automatically installs a certain file off a CD and then logs out maybe. You could also use MSIs and distribution using GPOs.

    Teachers should really have lesson plans and schemes of work so the requirement to install software in an ad-hoc fashion is not there. I know of primary schools who only have a technician in once a week and they simply have to add the software installation to a list.

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    Re: I Want The Teachers To Install There Own Software On The W.S

    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton
    You can let them install local applications by giving them access to a user account which is a member of the local Administrators account on the workstations. I run a startup script which adds certain domain groups to the local Administrators group to automate this. e.g. 'Local Computer Admins'. Add the staff accounts to the Local Computer Admins group.
    Yeah - I have a Local PC Admin security group on the AD, and on the PCs we give it administrative rights - so you can pop a user into the group temporarily, then take them out again - only snag is it can take a couple of reboots to apply.

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    Re: I Want The Teachers To Install There Own Software On The

    Hi. and thanks ,

    When these WS were all stand a-loans I gave the teachers 'Power user' rights on these local machines.

    1..If I did that how do I stop them getting access to the server.?

    2.. Is 'power user' a higher user rights to do software installation.?

    Michael Ps.re my comment "I'm on a big learning curve, Its a good job you do not charge for info "

    It keeps my brain active !

    Ok who said what brain..

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    Re: I Want The Teachers To Install There Own Software On The W.S

    Script is simple...

    NET LOCALGROUP "Administrators" "MYDOMAIN\Local PC Admins" /ADD

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