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XP porfile editor lock down

how do I stop user from installing there own programs on windows xp pro?


how can do this locally and also how do I do this when they log into the network??

Thanks for your time
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TokenHash
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StashioCommented:
As long as you don't make users local admins or power users on the machines then you should be set.
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rivusglobalCommented:
Setup each user as a limited account. This will prevent them from being able to install programs on the computer. This will work both locally and as a member of a domain (network).

NOTE: They will still be able to use portable applications and run executables locally on their profile.
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KCTSCommented:
If you are on a domain then you can use software restriction policies to block undesired applications  - see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457006.aspx
and
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Software-Restriction-Policies.html
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