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Windows 7: How do I place restriction on users but not on Admins


13 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
How do I place restriction on users but not on Admins

I've posted this question on other forums including Home - Microsoft Community to no avail. Perhaps the users at this forum can show what their made of by addressing this:

I have a computer, with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, that I want to use with multiple users. I have been using the group policy editor to restrict certain things like removable storage and windows installer. I love the available options.

The only problem is that the policy changes affect ALL users including the Admin users.

So I would like to know how to make the policy changes in GPedit (Group Policy Editor) to affect only standard users and NOT admin users. Or to perhaps create other users with a different set of restrictions.

I have tried to fully understand and configure the Users and Groups in "Console1 - [Console Root\Local Users and Groups (Local)\Groups]. I have made sure that the admin users are NOT part of any of the other groups such as "Users" and "Home Users"

Can you please either solve this problem or lead me to a guide that will explain how to differentiate users restrictions?


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13 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello PhxMusicLessons, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using the method in the tutorial below to create a custom gpedit snap-in that may work for you for this.

Local Group Policies - Apply to All Users Except Administrators

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Oh Yeah,

Nice answer and clear and easy to read. My novice work is done and I feel secure with our new small business computer.
Its clear that when a challenge is offered, the info flows.

So; in appreciation of this site taking advantage of said challenge I have posted this reply at the other (lesser) sites that have failed to answer.

Here is a C&P of the reply I sent at a few other forums:

Thank you for trying, however; The forum at http://www.sevenforums.com has fully answered my question and hopefully has brought about and end to the questions. The page is simple and easy for any novice (such as myself) to understand.

Local Group Policies - Apply to All Users Except Administrators

I hope that helps anyone else looking for the answer to this question.


Phoenix Music Lessons


Thanks again from the music teachers at
Phoenix Music Lessons
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14 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I hope that it will help others as well.
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