User updating adobe without admin

Howling MonkeyHowling Monkey Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
We are a company with 200 users, and they get messages for updating Java or adobe reader. Currently we have to go to each machine, login as admin and run the update since the user doesn't have the authority.

Can we configure it so the users can run the install on selected programs like adobe??

Our network runs on Server 2003 with Active Directory.

Thanks for the help!!
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  • Howling MonkeyHowling Monkey Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Never mind

    I'm going with Group Policy in AD
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  • JinuyrJinuyr CISSP, SSCP, Security+, Network+ https://www.linkedin.com/in/francis-nunziata-4a95b624/Member Posts: 251 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Where are you editing that? Under Administrative Template for the computer?
  • Howling MonkeyHowling Monkey Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'm putting the updates on the server, and with Group Policy, I'll push it out to the work stations.
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  • crrussell3crrussell3 Member Posts: 561
    Never mind

    I'm going with Group Policy in AD

    That was going to be my suggestion is to do it via group policy. I even go as far with my java installs to make an mst and remove the automatic update check so it doesn't show that for my users.

    You might also want to look into an alternitive pdf reader besides Adobe, as they are much easier to update, not to mention the advantages they have. We currently user Foxit PDF Reader, and has pretty much been great (I also use it at home).
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,214 ■■■■■■■■□□
    crrussell3 wrote: »
    remove the automatic update check so it doesn't show that for my users.

    That is something that is good to do anyway. Non-essential programs really shouldn't be configured to start when Windows starts. Besides slowing the thing down on boot they can be a security risk.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
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