Allow standard users to update any app - Is it possible?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by twsm, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. twsm macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2015
    Hi there,

    We have about 140 users set up as standard users on their macs. They currently need an admin, like me - to update their apps. Skype,, Silverlight etc.

    Is there a terminal command that removes that restriction, without giving them full admin rights?

    Thank you
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No, its baked into the OS, and removing it represents a security risk. If you have a large number of Macs to update/maintain, have you looked at Apple's Remote Desktop This will allow you to push updates to each machine.
  3. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    Yes, Apple Remote Desktop will do the job.

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