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easiest way to disable calculator on a domain user, at AD login. It can stay disabled for other users, if necessary.

I want to rename calc.exe to calc.inop. using the login batch file for the user. (Actually all elementary users use this same user account, so it is being applied to a group)

I added this to their login batch file that pushes shortcuts to desktop:

if exist c:\windows\system32\calc.inop echo Now Exiting && Exit
takeown /F c:\windows\system32\calc.exe
icacls c:\windows\system32\calc.exe /grant empire\administrator:(D,WDAC) /Q
ren c:\windows\system32\calc.exe calc.inop

I added the pauses so I can see where is erroring. Looks like the batch file needs to run elevated. I know about making a shortcut to the batch file, and making it run elevated, but I don't know how to point login to said shortcut. 

Windows Batch* AD Domain* User accounts* Script Task

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Andrew Porter

8/22/2022 - Mon

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Andrew Porter

Why wouldn't you just remove NTFS permissions for the calc.exe application instead?
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