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Controlling access to installed applications

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Dear friends,
Is it possible to prevent ordinary users from accessing installed applications (for e.g. MS Word). I want the application to be available to only administrators.

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Boris
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I assume there is an option while you install office .. Check out that .. That is when you install office it would ask who can use these .. give administrator and not say all

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If the file system is NTFS, modify the NTFS permissions and simply denying access to everyone (except admins) on the folders that contain the software files.

That way, they simply get an access denied error.

-Adam
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If you're running Fat32 or worse yet FAT16 such as Win9x machines, I doubt there is any way at all to manage files in that way.

If you are curious what file system you're using, right-click the drive holding the software (most likely the C: drive) and click properties. Should say FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS.

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