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Edit user to disable installing programs

How do I edit a user so they cannot install any applications?  This is a win 2008 server I will be working on.  2nd part of question:  if the user is an administrator with rights to install can I still edit them in AD to prevent app installs?  I need to know how to do this for a standard user and administrator.
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
A user doesn t have rights to install. Have to be local admin.

For the second part, AD itself can't do anything what you would do is create a policy and assign it to an OU that contains the user account.
mkramer777Author Commented:
So only admins can install software?  What If I want to create a user that can install applications, but can't delete windows files like an admin can. How would you do that?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Making Bulk Changes to Active Directory

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make mass changes to Active Directory from an external text file without using complicated scripts.

Mitul PrajapatiJunior IT EngineerCommented:
Delegate the power rights to the user so that they can install the application.
Steps:  Open Active Directory Users and Computer --> right click and select Delegate control on OU --> Select the users and assign them application installation rights. --> finish.

Standard users is not able to delete the files. Hopefully this may work for you.
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
I don't think the option mentioned in the accepted answer above is correct. I don't think it even exists, or at least I couldn't find it. I confirmed this with another Expert just to be sure. If I am wrong, could someone please throw up a link or something that shows where to find this option?

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There is no Power User in Vista, Server 2008 or beyond. It was a concept that died with XP.
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