[unisog] Questions about software installation policies...

Greg Francis francis at gonzaga.edu
Wed Mar 13 21:48:30 GMT 2002

Most employees at Gonzaga can install software on their own computer and
they are a member of the Local Administrators group on the workstation. Some
desktop support staff are advocating changing that so that employees must
request that desktop support do any software installation. That probably
won't happen for us for a long time, if at all.

If you install just about anything, what is your reasoning for not allowing
them to do it themselves? Are there certain banned applications that you
don't want them to install?


on 3/13/02 1:19 PM, Ronnie Morgan at rmorgan at rc.edu wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm kind of curious about what policy you have in regards to software
> installations at the desktop.  Do you allow the end user to install software
> on their desk top system?  If so, is any software installations allowed?
> And if not, what procedures do your users follow for getting software
> installed?  And how well received is that?
> Here at my campus, we are more than willing to install just about anything
> they need, but, they want the "freedom" to install software themselves.  IT
> is to "controlling", as they say.  So, I'm doing some research to see just
> how controlling we are.  Any information you can provide will be greatly
> appreciated.
> Ronnie

Greg Francis
Sr. System Administrator
Gonzaga University
francis at gonzaga.edu

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