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    Allow Domain Users to Install Software locally on their computers

    Using a Windows 2008 R2 server I would like to allow users to be able to Install Software locally on their computers, by using a GPO Policy.

    I have tried creating a GPO called "Local Admin Rights" and linking this to the OU which contains the machines. The settings are:
    Computer Config>Policies>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Restricted Groups
    Group Name: Domain\Local Admin Rights (Domain is actual domain name)
    This group is a member of: Administrators (I added builtin\administrators but when you go back into the GPO it only shows Administrators and the builtin\ part is missing)

    I have also added the Group "Local Admin Rights" to the users but this is not working. Users still cannot install software locally. I am wondering if there may be another setting somewhere that I am missing?

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    I've used GPO Preferences to do this.

    Computer/User -> Preferences -> Control Panel Settings -> Local Users and Groups

    I've added domain\staff_group to the local Administrators (built-in) group. Seems to work for me.

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