Chapter 75. How to Deploy Software Securely via Group Policy

As I write this, the vast majority of developers are running as administrators on their own machines as they develop code (Item 8). If a developer needs a new software application, she just pops in the installation disk and installs it herself. This leads some developers to think that this is how software is installed everywhere. I just want to point out that this isn't the case in many enterprises.

In a secure domain environment, to prevent chaos and accidental (or even purposeful) security breaches, most users don't have administrative rights on the machines they use. The domain administrator is in charge. So how does software get installed throughout an enterprise if the users themselves ...

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