Tuesday, 6 December 2011

How to prevent users from installing programs in Windows 7

You can if you wish restrict users from installing programs in Windows 7 , Windows Vista, Windows XP , Windows 2000 & Windows Server family. You can do so by using certain Group Policy settings to control the behavior of the Windows Installer, prevent certain programs from running or restrict via the Registry Editor.
The Windows Installer, msiexec.exe, previously known as Microsoft Installer, is an engine for the installation, maintenance, and removal of software on modern Microsoft Windows systems.
1) Disable or restrict the use of Windows Installer via Group Policy.
disable windows installer How to prevent users from installing programs in Windows 7
Type gpedit.msc in start search and hit Enter to open the Group Policy Editor. Navigate to Computer Configurations > Administrative templates > Windows Components > Windows Installer. In RHS pane double-click on Disable windows installer. Configure the option as required.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

How to Disable the writing option to USB drives in win 7.
NOTE: Reading option is applicable