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How to configure Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 to block all workstation software installs

I am looking for a way to block the installation of software that is inniated from the internet.  Specifically to block the install of malware and spyware like Antivirus 2009.    If I could just block ALL software installs on my users workstation, then I can prevent any one from accidently loading un-approved software.   I could then disable this when we want to do windows updates or approved software installs.
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johnb6767

8/22/2022 - Mon
chuckyh

You can take everyone out of power users and administrators group and put them in just users.
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gregcory

unfortunately, need them as local admin for 1 piece of badly written software that requires it....
stewartacampbell

You should be able to use a group policy assuming you are using server:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457006.aspx
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gregcory

looking for a solution in SEP 11
chuckyh

SEP 11 isn't designed for what you are trying to do. It has no control over whether a user can install applications. It will block certain malware but it's not going to stop you from installing Office or Acrobat or something like that.
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