How to Enable Only Administrators to Publish Packages by Using an ESD

Starting in App-V 5.0 SP3, you can configure the App-V client so that only administrators (not end users) can publish or unpublish packages. In earlier versions of App-V, you could not prevent end users from performing these tasks.

To enable only administrators to publish or unpublish packages

  1. Navigate to the following Group Policy Object node:

    Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > App-V > Publishing.

  2. Enable the Require publish as administrator Group Policy setting.

    To alternatively use PowerShell to set this item, see How to Manage App-V 5.1 Packages Running on a Stand-Alone Computer by Using PowerShell.

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