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By jtaylor ·
hi, i run a network of 170 pc's. all operating w/ xp. My server is Windows 2000. I am trying to find out how to restrict my clients from installing software. For instance, whenever they load a CD into their computer, i want to have control ofwhat they load. If anyone can help me i'd greatly appreciate it. thanks

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by HereInOz In reply to installing software permi ...

Are they running WinXP Pro or WinXP Home? Makes a difference. If its XP Pro, you should be able to go restrict them to "User" status in their account rather than "Administrator" status and that ought to prevent them installing software.

With XPHome, I think you may have a problem there. Interested in other answers to this.

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by ewgny In reply to installing software permi ...

As long as the users are not a member of the Administrator or power user groups on the local machine, they will not be able to install software.
I would suggest that you create a domain group for the purpose of having members that are permitted to install software. Add this group to the Administrators group of the workstations.
(This is very easy if you use imaging software)
Then it is easy to control the membership of the group that is allowed to install software without having to visit each workstation.
If you have made users administrators of their local machines because software did not run properly under the context of a regular user account, respond and I will tell you how to get the software to run properly

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