Users can't allow Adobe & Java updates, propmts for an admin login

I want my users to allow Adobe & Java updates but it keeps asking for an admin login. How do I set my Windows 7 PCs to allow users this simple task?
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  1. Give them admin rights, you can't install many programs as a non-admin. Or use a setup account and a package manager like SMS or LANDesk.
  2. well, we certainly aren't going to be given users admin rights. i might try the products you mentioned. thought maybe i could tweak something to allow an already installed program to update.
  3. clarkcomputer said:
    thought maybe i could tweak something to allow an already installed program to update.


    The whole point of having access rights is to prevent access to files and programs. If a virus infects a standard user account it should not be able to write to the programs folder.
  4. i guess Windows 7 is just better a locking down things. User's permissions (access rights) haven't changed, but when we upgraded from XP to 7, they can no longer update
  5. You probably all had administrator access in XP. XP didn't have as many programs that were written specifically as a muti-user system considering previous versions of windows were single user. Vista and Win7 forced a lot of people to program correctly for muti-user systems.
  6. if you mean local admin rights, no, the users didn't and nothing has changed with the groups they belong to in AD
  7. Vista and Win7's UAC (user access control) is definately a stronger type of access compared to what XP had. You may be able to get away with lowering the UAC level or disabling it completey, though I don't recommend that.
  8. clarkcomputer said:
    I want my users to allow Adobe & Java updates but it keeps asking for an admin login. How do I set my Windows 7 PCs to allow users this simple task?



    bump!-- Did you, or anyone ever find an acceptable solution, or work around for this?

    I have the exact same issue with my users, who are also joined to a domain, needing a way to be able to update Adobe Acrobot and Java without calling me to come type in the Administrator account passwrd every time an update is needed.

    Thank you,
    ----------- Adam
  9. adamfoxdavis said:
    bump!-- Did you, or anyone ever find an acceptable solution, or work around for this?

    I have the exact same issue with my users, who are also joined to a domain, needing a way to be able to update Adobe Acrobot and Java without calling me to come type in the Administrator account passwrd every time an update is needed.

    Thank you,
    ----------- Adam

    yes & no. still have to type admin user name/pwd. found a 3rd party software solution, ninite, to push software updates across the network
  10. clarkcomputer said:
    yes & no. still have to type admin user name/pwd. found a 3rd party software solution, ninite, to push software updates across the network


    Thanks for your reply clarkcomputer, I also found ninite to be the recommended solution to this issue.

    I am surprised that there are no end user workstation based solutions to allow updates. Every "solution" I have found has been a network management utility designed to push updates out across the LAN, or an install package manager.

    -Adam
  11. Hi Adam,
    Just wonder if you have found any solutions to that ?
    I have same problem and I dont want to give admin rights.

    Thx
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