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Posted - 07/19/2011 : 5:19:28 PM Our situation: All of this is in our customerís network, and they write and control the policies. We have SMS 2003 SP3 installed on Windows Server 2003, single site only. It is NOT set up with advanced security (like 99.9% of SMS servers out there are). The customer does not let us have a main software installation account: we have been installing the SMS agent manually and via logon scripts. Any software installations via SMS advertisements are being installed with the system account of each computer receiving an advertisement. Unfortunately, we have been doing it this way for years because we donít have a choice.
Enter Windows 7 and Server 2008 with UAC. The customerís new policy is that UAC is cranked all the way up on every 7 and 2008 system. As a result, we cannot run any advertisements successfully that have any part of it that requires administrator rights/privileges. I can do basic things like copying files, etc. that do not require admin rights.
Iíve been assigned to find a way, but Iím pretty much not finding any viable solution, so Iíve come here for any help, or even any brainstorming from people here. Upgrading to later versions isnít really an option, since they MUST extend the AD schema (Iím not familiar with all that terminology, having never done it since weíre not allowed). Any bone thrown in my direction will be appreciated, whether it ultimately helps or not.
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Posted - 07/27/2011 : 2:41:45 PM We use Wise Package Studio 8 and it includes a product called Wisescript Package Editor and we use it to create exe files. With Wisescript Package Editor, you can create exe's and control the install level at runtime.
How are you sending out SMS installs to the target clients? Are you creating a custom exe or using the vendor files and command line switches?