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.
mkramer777Asked:
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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.
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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?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
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Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

Mitul PrajapatiIT SupervisorCommented:
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.
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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?

Thanks!
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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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