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Software Installation Restrictions

Posted on 2010-09-09
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I'm embarrassed to even post this, but, I need to get this fixed.  On a terminal server, we had to put our domain users in the local administrators group.  As you can imagine, we had alot of concerns about doing this, especially when it came to software installation.  I used gpedit.msc on the box to put on a restrictions.  Since doing this, we remedied the problems that required domain users to have admin rights.  Now, I can not remember where that restriction is.  Could someone please remind me?
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Do the following...
- Open gpedit.msc on the server
- Expand>Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Security Settings
- Expand Software Restrictions
- Edit the current policy you have here

Remove Policy
- If you want to remove the Software Restrictions Policy
- Right click on Software Restriction Policies
- Select Delect Software Restriction Policy

Hope this helps~!
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by:Darius Ghassem
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by:lalkacr
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Nope, those are not it.

The worst part is, I know that it is something simple!  It sucks getting old.
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I knew it was easy!!!


•Go to Start --> Run --> and type --> 'gpedit.msc' and hit Enter.
•Look under "Computer Configuration\-->Administrative Templates-->Windows Components
  -->Windows Installer"
•Double-click on "Prohibit User Installs"
•Choose "Enabled"
•Select "Prohibit User Installs" from the drop-down box.
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