I have a network which I am managing using System Center Essentials 2007. For the size network I have, it does the job adequately enough. However, there is one little nit-picky thing I am trying to work around...
I can publish applications to "Add/Remove Programs" in XP just fine and they also show up on my Vista clients. However, when I attempt to install an advertised program from Vista, the UAC will pop up and ask me for the Domain Administrator's password.
I figured since the Domain Administrator made the application available via the Add/Remove Programs feature that it should be automatically allowed. IMO, it is an "approved" program and it should simply be installed, as the installation is a push that I specifically configured for the network -- no questions asked.
Has anyone else run into this? Are there any workarounds beyond "disabling UAC"?
A bit more detailed information:
1) It's not the installer for the specific program that causes the UAC prompt, it is actually "Windows Update Published Application Installer". This is the program that actually brings up the "Windows Update" style interface that tells you it's downloading the package, installing it, etc.
2) System Center Essentials actually takes whatever file you give it and (optionally) any files and directories with that file and creates it's own CAB file. The Windows Update engine downloads this file from the SCE server and runs it (which in turn runs the installation package).
It is my feeling that it is not specific to the application installer running, but the component that actually handles the orchestration of the installation event -- this "Windows Update Published Application Installer".