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Give a user local admin rights, but still lock the pc down

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I am in a school environment, and alot of the software the students use requires elevated rights to work properly.

Normally this is not a issue, as I can change permissions on folders and such. But one program they use will not run correctly unless the account is made a local admin.

alot of our students know there way around a computer, so I need to give the user account local admin rights, but lock everything else down as they were a standard user.

I have removed basic components like the control panel, run commands, etc. But i am not sure of the issue I would run into with them students having local admin rights.

The software makes many changes in the registry, and uses other components outside of the program folder, so using a run as will not work.

Has anyone here run into this, and if so how did they combat this issue.

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i have locked down alot of the setting like removeing the run command and control panel, but I am not sure the problems i might see giving them admin rights.
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Runas will not work with this program. it will give the same error on parts of the programs.

It required local admin to run correctly
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though all these are viable solutions. None fit what I was looking for.

turns out there is a .NET error in the program, and it would error on any account you try.

I'll split the points between you 3
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