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Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP by Russell Smith

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Chapter 6. Software Distribution using Group Policy

One of the biggest barriers to implementing Least Privilege Security on the desktop is software installation. Removing administrative privileges from end users gives IT more control over what software is installed on the network, but users must rely on an administrator or a software distribution system to install or update authorized programs. In this chapter, we'll learn how to distribute software using Group Policy to computers where users run with Least Privilege Security. We will cover:

  • Preparing applications for deployment using Group Policy Software Installation (GPSI) and Windows Installer
  • Creating .msi wrappers for legacy setup programs
  • Repackage legacy setup programs in Windows Installer ...

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