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Posted on 2011-03-13
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i'd like to implement a GP to control our AD users to install downloaded software or app, but not prevent our WSUS to install patches on users' machine, could you advise how?

or do you have any good suggestion to manage users to install not work related application on company's mahcine?

current OS is WinXP/Win7. AD is windows 2008.

thanks
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If your users are set up as normal users, they will be restricted from installing applications.

Then if you enable "Allow non-administrators to receive update notifications" they can then install wsus updates.
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The problem with setting the user to regular user and not power user or administrator is that there are some softwares such as accounting software (from my experience) that requires higher privileges to run. not sure if this is the case at your site.  If not then I totally agree with dstewartjr that all the users should be normal users.

for some ideas on setting up GPO for software restrictions have a look at the following links.

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

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324036
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Check out in GPME: Computer Config - Win settings - Application Control Policies - AppLocker
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