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Windows 7: PREVENT UNINSTALLING a software

21 Apr 2013   #1

windows ultimate 32 bit
 
 
PREVENT UNINSTALLING a software

I want to protect uninstalling a software from administrator account.Is it possible?If possible,please tell me how to do that


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21 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Require other users to use a Standard account you set up for them or the Guest account.

Keep Admin account passworded and only supply the password when you approve an elevated task like Uninstall.
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21 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

There really isn't any way to prevent an admin from uninstalling software, or doing anything else for that matter. By design all admin accounts are equal and have full control over the computer. Anything you can do another admin can undo. If you must prevent others from uninstalling software you must give them a limited account. There is no other way.
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25 Apr 2013   #4

windows ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Is there anything to do in group policy editor?
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25 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

There may be related items in group policy. But that won't solve your problem because the group policy editor is available to all admin users. All admin accounts are equal. Any changes you might make in group policy, in the registry, or anywhere else, can be changed or reversed by any other user with an admin account. This is by design.

The use of the Administrator account has been suggested elsewhere as being a solution. But that can't work either. Any user with an admin account can change the password to this account as they wish, even without knowing the existing password. This too is by design.

When you give someone admin access you have given them the exact same access you have. You can try to lock things down but all admin users have the keys to unlock them. This is inherent in the admin account and is by design.

Any attempt to restrict users with an admin account is doomed to fail. With novice users (who shouldn't have an admin account anyway) you would have some success. But for users with any real knowledge you have no chance.
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25 Apr 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

What is the problem with the solution I gave you to password your Admin account and create new User Account(s) for other users, or use Guest Account?
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25 Apr 2013   #7

windows ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is the problem with the solution I gave you to password your Admin account and create new User Account(s) for other users, or use Guest Account?
Thank you for your information but I exactly need to restrict the ability of admin from uninstalling a software.I think group policy will help it.It may be temporary but no matter.If you know about group policy regarding this,please help me
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25 Apr 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

We have told you that group policy cannot restrict an Admin.

Why can't you protect the Admin-level account with a password, then create for other Users a Standard User Account or have them use the Guest Account - neither of which will allow uninstall of a program or any other changes without Admin password being supplied:
Password - Create for a User Account - Windows 7 Help Forums
User Account - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
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25 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

What other admin would be making changes without your knowledge ? Is this for a company ?
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25 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

It's called tell the other admin to not uninstall the software.... and take a $500 retainer from that admin.

Seriously though, what's up?

This one of those shared network computer scenarios with only a limited number of tokenized copies of a piece of software that can be in use at once?

Yes I know things. muhahaha

OP, you posted some other odd issues recently, you using us in place of or for corporate tech support? I want my cut!!!

Sadly, I can see some poorly trained, light on experience OUTSOURCEES doing that.
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