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#1 Mitt

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 02:04 PM

Is there an application (open source/free) that one can use to deny or restrict the installation of programs? Particular the P2P programs. I want to either require a password or deny p2p application from being installed.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 04:00 PM

Set the target user with a Limited User account.
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 04:46 PM

That doesn't stop some programs. I tried that and was still able to install Ares.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 05:28 PM

Are you sure? In my office I made limited accounts for all the newcomers (those who are older are more responsible, they've learned the hard way :thumbsup:) and Ares does install, but does not work.

The problem with limited accounts in my office is that some apps refuses to work if not launched with administrator privileges, and some others try to write in system folders.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 05:46 PM

It has stopped my daughter from installing Limewire and a couple of other p2p programs
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:10 PM

Try WINGUARDPRO. You may have to use the pay version to do what you want.
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:16 PM

Try this freebie from Microsoft (it's for XP only): http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sharedaccess/default.mspx

But the best way is to check it for yourself - then withhold web access when they violate it. Repeat it several times and you shouldn't have to worry about it (as long as you keep checking)
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 04:00 PM

Is there an application (open source/free) that one can use to deny or restrict the installation of programs? Particular the P2P programs. I want to either require a password or deny p2p application from being installed.


Go to Set Program Access and Defaults. Though I think thats only in Win XP Pro.




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