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    We have a SBS 2003 server. We are using roaming profiles. Each user is set up as a power user. All machines are WinXP prof.


    We are using SAP and each time a patch is issued, the IT guy has to go to each machine and log on as admin to install the patch. Is there an easier way
    when the users are set as power users that the server admin can push out these patches automatically without us having to logon as admin?

    If so, could you provide the navigation/procedure?

    thanks

    Glenda Tucker

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    Re: Managing Roaming Profile power users

    What format are the patches in?
    If they are a .msi or .msp they can be rolled out by Group Policy
    Tom Jones
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      Re: Managing Roaming Profile power users

      I think they are .msi
      Can you give me a round about idea how to do this?

      thanks,

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        Re: Managing Roaming Profile power users

        is your friend
        TIA

        Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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          Re: Managing Roaming Profile power users

          Here is a link to the Microsoft site on their white paper to use GPO to push software.

          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102

          Why not just put the domain users group as a member of the local admin group on each machine? I know that might not be the best way to do it, but in a lot of companies that works well.

          wis

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            Re: Managing Roaming Profile power users

            Originally posted by wisdum View Post

            Why not just put the domain users group as a member of the local admin group on each machine? I know that might not be the best way to do it, but in a lot of companies that works well.

            wis
            I know that SBS wizards make the users local admins, but common "wisdum" these days says make the users as dumb as possible for security reasons and reducing attack vectors. That is one reason that on Vista/Weven, there is the UAC even if you are an administrator.
            TIA

            Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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              Re: Managing Roaming Profile power users

              Originally posted by teiger View Post
              but common "wisdum" these days says make the users as dumb as possible for security reasons and reducing attack vectors.
              And I thought it was just to match their real-life capabilities
              Tom Jones
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                Re: Managing Roaming Profile power users

                Thanks for the information. This was helpful.

                This issue has been resolved.

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