How do I keep users in win2000 from installing programs ....
Posted on 2002-04-03
We have 40 workstations here running win2000 SP2. Win2000 server. We run several programs from the servers and other programs that need to access CD's on the server.
We need to be able to install new or updated programs on the workstations but we dont want users to be able to install anything AT ALL. Whether its from CD, a downloaded file, an install program from one of the servers, etc. No games, screensavers, instant messengers, etc. NOTHING without permission.
The only way we have been able to get all the programs to install and to work after installed is to give the users Admin rights and leave it that way. If I take away the admin rights after the programs are installed a few of them dont want to work.
we are pretty new to win2000 so help on this would be greatly appreciated.