Blocking end users from installing software

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Windows Server 2003 Domain
Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller
Windows Server Security
Windows XP SP3
Can I block end users from installing ANY software on Windows XP SP3? The machine is on the Windows Server 2003 domain.

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You could create the users account with reduced privileges on computers. But you can block users also using the GPM

On your w2k3 srv:
Simply go to Start Menu
then Administrative Tools
nav to Group Policy Management
Expand Forest
Expand Domains
Expand domain (which you want to implement the policy)
Right click on default domain policy
go to edit
on computer configuration
nav to administrative templates
then windows components
select windows installer and then select disable if its not configured

Please note this will affect all users, also there are a number of policies within that you may find of use.
Be sure when setting domain wide policies otherwise you might shot yourself in the leg when senior management complain.

Regards
NMM

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  • jinteik
    if the user login as normal user, they shud not be allowed to install any s/ware as when trying to install it will say require administrator etc etc etc
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