I want to distribute an application and install it throughout the network using its designated MSI file. I want to create a GPO to do this and assign it to users. Will my users need administrative rights to their computers?
No, users do not require admin rights in order for GPOs to execute MSI files and install assigned applications. Jeremy discusses all facets of Group Policy Software Installations in Chapter 11 of his book.
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