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Block users from installing programs on Windows 98.

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I'd like to block users from installing program in Windows 98.
Is there any way to do so?
Any advice would be very appreciated, thank you very much in advance.
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Question by:busakorn
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by:Chris Dent
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As far as I remember, and I could always be wrong...

But I don't believe there is a way to block users from doing this, Windows 98 does not allow you to apply permissions to the user or file system.
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Windows 98 does not have the security features to prevent a user from installing, or accessing any program on the HD. Not only does it not come with the account permissions the NT/2k/XP have, but 98 also does not support NTFS. (which is required to restrict HD access)
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by:busakorn
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So, it might be the better idea, if I just upgraded the machine to XP or 2k.
Is that right?
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by:Chris Dent
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Yes, either of those has full support for the NTFS File System which will give you the ability to assign permissions as you see fit.
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