Finding where programs write during and after installation
Posted on 2007-10-09
I am not to sure how to word this, however here goes,
I wish to find out where a install program writes to on my drive when i install a program. So (in a perfect world) i get a list of all the folders that have been changed/accessed or created. Some of the installations are web based, some install from a network share (exe).
The reason for this is so i can use permissions more effectively in a network environment so users can change and update various systems with compromising the security of the rest of the computer by allowing them as local administrators.
I have before relied on the vendors of the programs or them being fairly simple, however this is becoming more and more difficult and wasting alot of my time moving from computer to computer when it could in theory be done by group policy and scripts (I hope)