Mass Installation(need advice)

dgfcavs7

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I am working in the IT department at a school, and I need some advice/opinions on the fastest way to install a program on students laptops. I have 2 programs I need to install on 30 laptops. The laptops aren't the best, but they do the job. The only way of installing(that I'm aware of) is through administrative rights, which isn't the best option, because that would mean I would have to go in on each one, log in as an administrator, and install it. What I'm wondering is if there is a way to do it without an administrative account.

If there is any way that the install could be done without administrative access, it would make it a lot easier for me, because it takes about 1 hour per machine, and I'd only be able to do 2 at a time, which would be 15 total hours of installing since here is 30 machines.
 

quilciri

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Ah. I was under the impression that these were personal laptops of the students.

If the software install modifies only non-protected folders & files (e.g. the users profile folders), then you can install that software without admin rights (Google Chrome installs this way).

Other than that, there is no way to install under windows 7 or later without administrative rights. You can grant each user account local admin rights to his/her particular laptop, have them install it, then revert their account privileges after the installs.

Other option - create an SCCM collection for the installs, add the laptops to it, then push the software down through a task sequence.
 

quilciri

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Put the installer package on the schools web server along with directions, send them the link and have them install it themselves. Let them contact you if they have an issue.
 

dgfcavs7

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Like I said earlier, an administrative account is required to install. I've tried that before, it doesn't work for my situation.
 

quilciri

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Ah. I was under the impression that these were personal laptops of the students.

If the software install modifies only non-protected folders & files (e.g. the users profile folders), then you can install that software without admin rights (Google Chrome installs this way).

Other than that, there is no way to install under windows 7 or later without administrative rights. You can grant each user account local admin rights to his/her particular laptop, have them install it, then revert their account privileges after the installs.

Other option - create an SCCM collection for the installs, add the laptops to it, then push the software down through a task sequence.
 
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