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  1. #1
    Stevo NNTP User

    Software question

    Those of you running DSFW in your environment, what do you do about
    users not being able to install software, etc?

    I'm wondering what I need to do in order to allow upgrades, installs,
    etc of the supported software we use, but still keep users from
    installing stuff that causes problems.

    I'm not very familiar w/ group policies in AD, so any suggestions,
    sites to check, etc, etc would be *greatly* appreciated.

    TIA,

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    Stevo

  2. #2

    Re: Software question

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    Those of you running DSFW in your environment, what do you do about
    users not being able to install software, etc?

    I'm wondering what I need to do in order to allow upgrades, installs,
    etc of the supported software we use, but still keep users from
    installing stuff that causes problems.

    I'm not very familiar w/ group policies in AD, so any suggestions,
    sites to check, etc, etc would be *greatly* appreciated.

    TIA,

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    Stevo
    Novell ZENworks.

    Thomas

  3. #3
    Stevo NNTP User

    Re: Software question

    I think I heard thsundel say something like:

    > Novell ZENworks.


    Ok, what if we don't have ZEN, and probably won't get it in the near
    future?

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    Stevo

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    Re: Software question

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    Those of you running DSFW in your environment, what do you do about
    users not being able to install software, etc?

    I'm wondering what I need to do in order to allow upgrades, installs,
    etc of the supported software we use, but still keep users from
    installing stuff that causes problems.

    I'm not very familiar w/ group policies in AD, so any suggestions,
    sites to check, etc, etc would be *greatly* appreciated.

    TIA,

    --
    Stevo
    Off the top of my head:

    1) You could use GPO in DSFW to deploy MSI-based apps (I think that's the only way to elevate privileges in GPO/AD environments, like you can't do that with .exe files or something). But I could be wrong. Check out AppDeploy.com - The Application Deployment Information Center

    2) Use some sort of desktop management software like ZEN, LANDesk, or nasty SMCC (I think that's the MS product formerly known as SMS).

  5. #5
    Stevo NNTP User

    Re: Software question

    I think I heard kjhurni say something like:

    > 1) You could use GPO in DSFW to deploy MSI-based apps (I think that's
    > the only way to elevate privileges in GPO/AD environments, like you
    > can't do that with .exe files or something). But I could be wrong.
    > Check out 'AppDeploy.com - The Application Deployment Information
    > Center' (http://www.appdeploy.com)


    I've been looking at using GPO, can't seem to get any MSI to get added.
    I get an error: Add operation failed. The policy cannot be modified
    for this container. Check permissions.

    I'm logged on to this 2k3 server as the domain admin, and the msi I'm
    trying to add is in a share on this same server, which has joined the
    domain.

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    Stevo

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