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By bryand ·
how do you prevent a user from installing software on a workstation using policy editor

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A couple ways depending......

by jrwowner In reply to policy editor

If it is an NT Workstation then just make sure that the user is not a local administrator of the workstation.

If it '98 or 95 etc then Policy Editor allows an administrator to configure the desktop so that users cannot access certain features for example the "run" command can be "hidden". As far as preventing users from loading a CD and executing an installation I am not sure how far Policy Editor goes to controlling that. I will investigate and reply in another day or so.

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by bryand In reply to A couple ways depending.. ...

We are running 2000 and nt4.0 workstations. The 2000 workstations are having no problems disallowing installs to users with no admin rights.The nt4.0 workstations are allowing certain softwares to be installed with no admin rights (local and off theserver.

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re:policy editor and installing software

by Katherine Edelkoort In reply to policy editor

The System Policy editor allows you to create a list of applications a user is allowed to run. You can do this so users can ONLY run the applications that are related to their job. Do NOT allow them to run setup.exe or install.bat.

Katherine Edelkoort
Brainbench "MVP" for WinNT Admin

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