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Prevent Xp Users From Running Installer


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#1 yethPC

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 11:17 PM

I recently made 2 accounts on my computer, an administrative and limited.Id like to know on how to prevent users who dont hold administrative rights to install unnecessary programs on the pc.Thank you.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:34 AM

Users who dont have administrative rights have alimited accoutn meaning that they cant install programs at all. But, they can change their account from limited to administrative by logging on to an Administrators account, so best to have the administartive account protected by a password.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:46 AM

Yes, that's what I exactly did.one password - protected admin acct and limited acct ffor all users. I tried to double click on one installer using that limited account but still it ran installing the program.That is my problem now for which I am looking a solution.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 11:59 AM

Which version of XP?

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:12 PM

You could try using SteadyState from MS-
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...ss/default.mspx
Or if that doesn't give you any joy just disable the windows installer service, then enable it again when you want to install a program.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:18 PM

just WIN XP Pro.There are installers which cant proceed but there are some can't extract like those of spywares.I might try to look into this link as well.Thanks




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