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By arief ·
Network is made of a server2000 and windows xp clients. I would like to prevent users form installing software form web. All users were placed in user group. It stopped them from installing programs, but it also causes problem with application they are suppose to run. This application (interface) would required them to sign to AIX box, by doing so it would like to write to registry few things like user name and number ?. If I change the user to power user at local machine then there is no problem with application, but this means they can also install programs at the local machine and that they do. I have placed some group policies as far as desktop on users. I ?m looking for a policy that would prevent power user from installing programs (or user). After looking as many options in GOP, I am as confuse as I could be. Would appreciate any help
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by stress junkie In reply to Power user or user

I'll just get this off my chest right away. I have an extremely low regard for whomever wrote the software to interface to the AIX box.

Now having said that you can do what the installation procedure for said software should have done. You can use the registry editor to change the access permission on the key(s) that the software application wants to modify. Just get into the registry editor, find the key(s) that the application wants to change, and change their permission to allow them to be modified by anyone. Then your users won't need special privileges to run the application.

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