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Windows 7: Local Group Policies - Apply to All Users Except Administrators

23 Nov 2017   #20

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello mfran, :)

Configured policies under "Computer Configuration" would be applied to all users.

The procedure in the tutorial would only show policies under "User Configuration" though.

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23 Nov 2017   #21

Win7 Pro x64

Hi Brink and thans or your reply
you are right, but I should disable the user right to install programs.

I only thought to activate "disable windows installer" but it is under

"computer configuration - administrative templates - windows components - windows installer"

so I cannot use it...

do you know how I could do?

thanks a lot for your help
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23 Nov 2017   #22

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You could use it, but it would be applied for all users.

Depending on what your end goal is, you could make the user a Guest account that can't do anything other than the real basics. They wouldn't be able install anything.
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23 Nov 2017   #23

Win7 Pro x64

unfortunately the policies of my company push to include laptop users (they are the users I'm speaking now) into the Administrators group, but they should also have some restrictions.

For the other restrictions I'm ok, but for this one I'm struggling....

I really have no idea how to do...
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23 Nov 2017   #24

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

It's hard to restrict an administrator since they have the rights to undo anything.
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23 Nov 2017   #25

Win7 Pro x64

mmmm...listen...weird workaround:

if I activate that policy under "computer configuration", it creates me the file:


then, if I deny the access to that file at the user Administrator? is it an idiot idea or it could work?
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23 Nov 2017   #26

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

It would work, but as administrator, they could go in an grant themselves access if wanted or if they know how to.
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13 Mar 2018   #27

Windows 10 64bit

I've been using your tutorial on 10 laptops and it works perfectly.
Now I need to setup another 20 laptops, is there a way to copy/paste the rules from one laptop to the other?
When I copy the file it does not take it with the rules that were set.
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13 Mar 2018   #28

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello imacange, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

You might see if using the method in the tutorial below to backup and restore local group policies may work for this.

Local Group Policy - Backup and Restore in Windows Tutorial | Windows 8 Help Forums
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