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by amacen87 / October 5, 2017 8:19 PM PDT

We are trying to create an account in Active Directory that does not have login privileges, but DOES have rights to install programs when a user is logged in. Is this possible?
Trying to set up an account for a student help desk at a school, and we do not want to give too much access, but ability to install programs and update drivers.

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Conflicting requirement.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2017 8:37 PM PDT

You state no login then tell about a login. That's not clear. As rights go, install rights pretty much give away the keys to the PC's kingdom so I don't see how this could be considered secure.

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Hopefully more clear
by amacen87 / October 5, 2017 8:48 PM PDT

I understand, and I am sorry it wasn't more clear.
Everyone at the school has an account in AD. We set up a Student help desk to be able to take some pressure off our small department. We are trying to brainstorm a way to be able to do this:
When the person who is logged into the computer is trying to install a program, a security warning pops up asking for admin rights. We are looking for an account to use for this specific purpose, but not be able to log into the computer it self, just elevate privileges when in use.
Does that make more sense? Like I said, we are trying to brainstorm ideas, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!!

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This is how security is breached.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2017 10:06 PM PDT
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The rootkit or ransomware would have a clear path into the PC. The number of times they need to install should drop fast after the first week. And again, you must maintain control.

Post was last edited on October 5, 2017 10:07 PM PDT

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