Vista home and the UAC
Posted on 2009-03-30
Fellow Experts, I need some assistance. I have recently been told that we are going to switch from Vista Business to Vista Home premium becuase of the cost. I think its a bad idea but hey..Im not the Boss. My question is.. How can I lock down the user so they cant install any programs or change any computer settings without putting in the admin password. I can tell it to be a standard user but when I try to install something to test it, I get an error saying that the user doesnt have admin priv. It doesnt prompt me to enter the admin password. I need the user to basicly have admin access to everything else as some programs we use require admin priv..but I need to stay in control of what is installed on each computer. Obviously it was easy with Vista Business and Group Policy but with Home Premium I am stumped. To recap, the user can have admin priv..so I dont mind setting the user as an admin and then set the UAC in the registry to prompt..but if the user is an admin and has his own password I wont be able to keep track of what is installed. I need to do this as well. Is it possible with this version of windows or am I out of luck.