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Windows 7: How to block standard user from installing softwares.

21 Dec 2010   #1
azeem1687

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 
How to block standard user from installing softwares.

One of my Standard user is able to install softwares without administrator password. How can i block it.


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21 Dec 2010   #2
brady

 

password protect your admin account
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21 Dec 2010   #3
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

If he's only installing into his folders and no system files/services are involved, he might not need the admin password.
To prevent that you'd have to alter his privileges.

-DG
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21 Dec 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Azeem,

You could use AppLocker to create a rules to prevent that user from being able to run say .exe, .com, .msi, etc..... type files.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Dec 2010   #5
azeem1687

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

My admin account is password protected. And he is able to install softwares in OS partition drive.
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21 Dec 2010   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try Microsoft Management Console (type mmc in Start > Search).

Control Panel - Add Local Group Policy Editor


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21 Dec 2010   #7
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Well...check who's the owner of whatever he installed...change your Password and resrict his rights.
If he's still able to do that he somehow activates the build in Admin, alters his rights, installs what he needs to and changes his account back to standard user, I suspect.

-DG
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