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Limit users to local machine

By arief ·
I'm network administrator for domain with 100 users. We have 3 windows 2000 servers. All workstations are XP-Pro.
Want to limit users from installing games and junk they get from web. how can i prevent users
from installing junk programs on their workstations.
Thanks

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by malkeetdxb In reply to Limit users to local mach ...

This task can be pretty easily achieved,
simply by adding all the users to
domain users group & removing them from
all other groups with adminstrative privellages.

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Problem?

by R3D In reply to

What about installing a printer after this? Or setting up Outlook? I have had problems when people do not at least have local admin, or if I change the policy to let them install device drivers in Local policy they can do all this, but they can also install junk as well. Gotta be a better solution...

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You need Local Admin on workstation

by qhcomputingny In reply to Problem?

In my experiences I installed all needed software on the desktop while the user had local admin privledges. After this I made them a restricted user on the local machine. If they needed to have something installed after this I would change them back to local admin only for the time that I was at the machine installing the software for them, after I was done I would switch them back to being a restricted user.

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