Install application via package that includes Admin credentials

Posted: 12-10-2008, 11:37 PM
Hello. I have 14 users in different parts of the U.S. all running Vista
Business. I have configured their Administrator accounts with a password
which they do not know, so they run their machines as-is and cannot install
anything. Here's my problem - I need to install PowerPoint Viewer on all the
machines, but that would require me telling them the Administrator password.
Can I deliver the ppt viewer app to them in some kind of "package" in which I
could include the Administrator credentials? In other words, the "package"
would run the install and supply the Administrator credentials when
appropriate. Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions will be greatly
appreciated. Thank you.

Install application via package that includes Admin credentials


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Jimmy Brush
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Re: Install application via package that includes Admin credentials
Posted: 12-11-2008, 12:20 AM
Hello,

You might consider using a tool such as psexec to remotely start the
installation process.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897553.aspx

- JB


"Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hello. I have 14 users in different parts of the U.S. all running Vista
> Business. I have configured their Administrator accounts with a password
> which they do not know, so they run their machines as-is and cannot
> install
> anything. Here's my problem - I need to install PowerPoint Viewer on all
> the
> machines, but that would require me telling them the Administrator
> password.
> Can I deliver the ppt viewer app to them in some kind of "package" in
> which I
> could include the Administrator credentials? In other words, the
> "package"
> would run the install and supply the Administrator credentials when
> appropriate. Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions will be greatly
> appreciated. Thank you.
Don
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Re: Install application via package that includes Admin credential
Posted: 12-11-2008, 03:24 PM
Looks interesting, but I would like to just send them a self-contained
package that would install the app without my real-time intervention. Any
other thoughts?

"Jimmy Brush" wrote:
> Hello,
>
> You might consider using a tool such as psexec to remotely start the
> installation process.
>
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897553.aspx
>
> - JB
>
>
> "Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:59BDA085-1BFD-4441-87F7-DF053D0E483D@microsoft.com...
> > Hello. I have 14 users in different parts of the U.S. all running Vista
> > Business. I have configured their Administrator accounts with a password
> > which they do not know, so they run their machines as-is and cannot
> > install
> > anything. Here's my problem - I need to install PowerPoint Viewer on all
> > the
> > machines, but that would require me telling them the Administrator
> > password.
> > Can I deliver the ppt viewer app to them in some kind of "package" in
> > which I
> > could include the Administrator credentials? In other words, the
> > "package"
> > would run the install and supply the Administrator credentials when
> > appropriate. Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions will be greatly
> > appreciated. Thank you.
>
>
Jimmy Brush
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Re: Install application via package that includes Admin credential
Posted: 12-12-2008, 12:06 AM
If your computers are all on a domain (which I assumed they were not), then
this would be possible. However, I cannot think of a secure way of doing
EXACTLY what you want in a non-domain environment.


"Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Looks interesting, but I would like to just send them a self-contained
> package that would install the app without my real-time intervention. Any
> other thoughts?
>
> "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> You might consider using a tool such as psexec to remotely start the
>> installation process.
>>
>> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897553.aspx
>>
>> - JB
>>
>>
>> "Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:59BDA085-1BFD-4441-87F7-DF053D0E483D@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello. I have 14 users in different parts of the U.S. all running
>> > Vista
>> > Business. I have configured their Administrator accounts with a
>> > password
>> > which they do not know, so they run their machines as-is and cannot
>> > install
>> > anything. Here's my problem - I need to install PowerPoint Viewer on
>> > all
>> > the
>> > machines, but that would require me telling them the Administrator
>> > password.
>> > Can I deliver the ppt viewer app to them in some kind of "package" in
>> > which I
>> > could include the Administrator credentials? In other words, the
>> > "package"
>> > would run the install and supply the Administrator credentials when
>> > appropriate. Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions will be greatly
>> > appreciated. Thank you.
>>
>>
 
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