Puzzles about how to use Software Restrication Policies
Posted on 2004-10-19
I have posted a question "How to prevent users from installing programs" few days ago. And thanks Sstoyanovich and Luv2smile who gave me useful help on the matter. Since then I followd Sstoyanovich's suggestion to implement the Software Restriction Polices. The following is the policies I set for a test:
- Default Security Level: Disallowed
- Additional Rule: (path rule)
C:\Program Files unrestricted
The problem is when I sign in as a Power User, I cannot access the applications located in Windows root (WINDOWS here) and Program Files, but myApplication is accessable. I have tried different way to define the path rule for WINDOWS and Program Files, such as using wildcard (*) and variables (%PROGRAMFILES%) etc. But none of them works.
What makes things even wrose was that when I played around with the policy settings, I don't what I have done that the network connection is totally disappeared!
Any idea what's going on here? And I really appreciate if somebody can give a hand here!