This question is a follow up to Why do some admins dislike exes being executed from a server share? I have developed a utility which makes life much easier for Access developers. One option I will be making available, due to the feedback in the afore mentioned link, is making an MSI file available for install on the client systems by the IT department.
One option I was thinking about was to give the developers the ability to copy the exe from the server share to the users Application Data folder. Another possibility is an exe/msi which the user could execute which would also place the exe in the users Application Data folder.
I notice that Google has installed Chrome, Google Talk and a whole bunch of update exes and dlls in the App Data folder. As well as a few other programs. Not that I'm trying to use that as an excuse.
I've had comments from developers stating that they only need my utility on a small subset of the systems in use. IT departments will spend months and months evaluating things and don't want to deal with such programs unless they are part of the corporate imaging systems. Also the developers may want to push out updates of my utility a lot quicker than the IT dept will deal with it.