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How to prevent networked users from installing toolbars, weatherbug, etc.

Posted on 2004-09-17
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I admin a small Windows 2000 DC with about 20  W2k clients.  I'm curious as to suggestion on preventing my users from installing spyware ridden utilities like weatherbug, search tools bars and the like.  If I can prevent them from installing any .exe that would be even better.  

Any ideas?  

Thanks in advnace,

-draw
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I found a previously posted answer to this that might help you:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_21049565.html
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by:SunBow
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1) Make company policy to not install
2) Have company actually enforce the policy
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1) Let user install junk
2) User is down because of junk
3) Start fixing user, take computer to lab to work on
4) Work on computer
5) It is in the lab
6) It is being rebuilt
7) I am busy fixing it
8) the user is tired of waiting
9) There is some progress in cleaning the computer
10) Nearly all of the bits have been eraased
11) the boss is getting tired of lack of user production
12) We'll be getting to the operating system install real soon now
13) we'll need to find some more patches...

     (to everything there is a season, a time and a place ... how much time can remain a discretionable variable)
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by:bigwave2
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Change them to only be "users" on the local machine, not "power users" or "administrators".

That should stop them doing alot of bad stuff.
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