How To keep users from installing software

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by TheDonger, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. TheDonger

    TheDonger Guest

    I am currently rolling out XP Pro to my office. None of the users have admin privleges, and no one can install software that uses the windows installer (ie: MS Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc). However they are still able to install some programs from the internet (ie: Winamp, Webshots, etc.) Is there a way to keep users from installing any software regardless if it uses the windows installer.
     
  2. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    i dont think so...but maybe someone knws...sorry
    dont believe in my reply untill others reply...cuz im not too sure
     
  3. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    desimatrix007, is correct...........

    :cool:
     
  4. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    :D YAYYYY.....3 cheers for me???....lol:D
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Get workers you can trust.
     
  6. I dont think that they exist.
     
  7. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest

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    No believe me, they exist, I am one of them, but my boss keeps me happy, he pays me for 8 hours of work a day no matter how long i worked, which, my overtime comes nowhere near the time he's paid me for that i didn't have to work...
     
  8. I would like to shake your hand. I am not a worker you can trust because I steal pens from work. ;)
     
  9. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    Paper clips ok, oh I forgot I am the boss.

    LOL

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  10. MaDCeLL

    MaDCeLL Guest

    yes you can --> policies
     
  11. Super T

    Super T Guest

    Im quite certain you can do it with a group policy, set in place for whatever group you have the "normal" users in. you could pretty much take away anything you want, including where they go, what icons are on the desktop, what they have available in control panel, etc...
     
  12. TheDonger

    TheDonger Guest

    I have AD Group policies in place. I have windows installer disabled and installs from removable media disabled. However the install for winamp (and other like that) still seem to work even though the workstations are so locked down they are practically in kiosk mode.
     
  13. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    Well as listed above u can use Group Policies to restrict it...
    or alternatively... you could use a 3rd party software... search on google for those... there are a few free ones out there...

    MdSalih
     
  14. johndsal

    johndsal Guest

    Hello,
    I am in the military and on my work computer I use a LAN to access the web, and for e-mail purposes. They have set policies that keep me from accessing certain web pages, to defeat this I was able to use a dial up connection, which did not use these set policies, until the military got smart and took out all modems and just left the LAN cards. Now the only way I can defeat this is to use a remote connection to my home computer and then access the web site from there. So the others were right you can restrict access using group policies but don’t forget remote desktop, NetMeeting and other such programs when trying to block total access.
    :)
     
  15. johndsal

    johndsal Guest

    We use a proxy server to restrict access, which i am sure you already knew what i meant in my above statement....:D