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

2 Weeks Ago   #20
Brink

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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2 Weeks Ago   #21
mfran2002

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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2 Weeks Ago   #22
Brink

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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2 Weeks Ago   #23
mfran2002

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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2 Weeks Ago   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's hard to restrict an administrator since they have the rights to undo anything.
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2 Weeks Ago   #25
mfran2002

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

mmmm...listen...weird workaround:

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


C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.pol


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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2 Weeks Ago   #26
Brink

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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