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As admin (root) for a group of computers, I have to now install a content filter on a shared Mac, to first catch illegal downloads, and to prevent future peer to peer DL by monitoring. I can install the OSX app for myself (as admin) and have it run for any new users, but I have to have it installed and enabled it for existing users. How can I install an OSX app, to run for normal users, when it requires that it be install as admin (root) for each user?

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How many users? If it's not many, su may be the way to go. – Gregory Hoerner Jun 26 '11 at 5:29
Your question is not clear enough. Do you want to add LaunchAgents/Login Items/Dock Items/... to your users' accounts? – Daniel Beck Jun 26 '11 at 8:39

Without knowing more about your specific situation (do all computer have the same usernames, do you have Remote Desktop, etc...) I would say there are two possibilities:

  1. Open (but do not install) the installer on your computer and go to File > Show Files and see what files are being installed. There is a way to extract these, and you could place each one in the desired location on each client computer via whatever distribution method you choose.

  2. I believe Remote Desktop can install an application as a specific user, and multiple users at the same time.

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He's likely an admin on each of the machines, but needs to enable the software for the other user accounts. – Daniel Beck Jun 26 '11 at 8:40

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