I have company/domain setup with about 150 + users. I don't want to grant the users a local admin account to prevent them from installing programs that may used to attack - harm the network or other users. YET I have some users that sometimes they need to install some tools in order to accomplish their tasks.
Is there a tool or a way where I don't have to grant the users Administrative privileges yet allow them to install some Apps (predefined list) when ever they want without returning to helpdesk team or a system administrator.
Group Policy perhaps ?
My useres use Windows XP and Windows 7 both 64bit and 32bit
and for the servers - Windows server 2003.