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Blocking exe files for ordinary users

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How do I block ordinary users to execute exe or ordinary install files ?
I don’t won't changes to effect admin


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>How do I block ordinary users to execute exe
Just don't, they will be unable to run any program.....

>or ordinary install files
don't give them more than user rights, if they have superuser or administrator rights they can install programs, especially don't give them any local rights.

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I have not given then more the user rights thats on of the proglem, can't i block it from the register ?

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by:LucF
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Nope, as I said before, blocking all exe files makes a computer useless. Then they won't even be able to run Word, just to give an example.

Just don't give them any local rights. And make sure you haven't given them those rights in active directory.

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You can do this in group policy, creat an OU called "Restricted" and put the users you want in it.  In the default group policy of that ou, go to:
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/System and enable "Run only specified windows applications"  and select the apps you want these users to have.

If you also go into Administrative Templates/Start Menu & Taskbars, and enable "remove run menu from start menu",  you will prevent users from working around you and using the run command to start programs.
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by:uwmis
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go to active directory  under default domain policy and restrict the all the .exe files that you dont want to run.
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uwmis,

Thanks for repeating the answer I posted three months ago.

tomblomberg:  This question has been open too long. Please ask for more information if needed, or close and award points.
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by:uwmis
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Yes, I give you full credit to Jconchie for giving that great solution, i learned that from him, works well with my network.  Not trying to take credit for anything here, i'm just here to learn.
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