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Windows 7: Install software for single user only

04 Mar 2010   #1
crazyhazy

Windows 7 Ultimate edition 32 bit
 
 
Install software for single user only

My laptop has 4 user accounts all with administrator privileges, how do I install software for myself only so it doesnt show up in the other users start menu etc?


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04 Mar 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

as far as im aware this is done on a program by program basis, some give you the option some dont,

i would guess that as alot (all?) programs need to be installed by an administrator windows saves you the hassle of reinstalling with admin credentials on each individual account by just installing them for everyone
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04 Mar 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Install the application into a directory in your User directory.
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05 Mar 2010   #4
ccatlett1984

 

Other admin's can browse to your user directory. Just an FYI.
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06 Mar 2010   #5
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Not without your password Even as an admin, I do not think you can go into other admin's directory with out a password.

Why don't you try this? Create a new folder that is not in the program files folder. Install your program into this new folder. Then, alter the security settings of this folder so that only you are able to access the folder. You must right click the user and go to the security tab. You should see a list of group or user names. Click on EDIT and delete the controls that other administrators have on this folder. Make it so that only SYSTEM and your own profile has full control, read and execute, read, and write privileges for the folder. That programs should now only be able to be accessed on your account
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06 Mar 2010   #6
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post
Not without your password Even as an admin, I do not think you can go into other admin's directory with out a password.

Why don't you try this? Create a new folder that is not in the program files folder. Install your program into this new folder. Then, alter the security settings of this folder so that only you are able to access the folder. You must right click the user and go to the security tab. You should see a list of group or user names. Click on EDIT and delete the controls that other administrators have on this folder. Make it so that only SYSTEM and your own profile has full control, read and execute, read, and write privileges for the folder. That programs should now only be able to be accessed on your account
YES they can.
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06 Mar 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Pichu,
Yes, they can and they can do much, much more to another admin's account/profile/etc.
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07 Mar 2010   #8
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

never knew that...that is scary you know? lol sorry guys for posting wrong information =(
But still, you can edit the security so that only specific people are allowed to access specific files. You can definitely modify it. I have installed software before that came configured so that only the account that installed it has access to the software because of a security setting in the folder the program installs to.
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07 Mar 2010   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The thing is...any user part of the administrators group can almost modify any ACL to give them access. If you absolutely want to keep certain users out, make them standard users. That or change the "Take Ownership" right.
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07 Mar 2010   #10
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

This software I was referring to is the online exe installer for Mabinogi, a game by nexon. Somehow, it will only install to the user that installed it on the computer. It also denies other users from changing the security profiles. I guess that is because the game is based on Hackshield, which prevented such altercations..
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