HELP!!! How to allow or disable specific rights in Win XP?

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  1. edlin

    edlin New Member

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    Dear Friends,

    I don't know how to allow or disable specific rights in Windows XP. I created Administrative Acccount for my younger brother. But now I have to disable his previlage to install new softwares. I don't know how to do it. Please note that I don't want to convert his account to limited user. I just want to disable his right to install new software.
     
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    Then better turn his user into limited user
     
  3. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    Open gpedit.msc and goto:

    Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Installer
    User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Installer

    Here u'll find some options for ur requirements!
     
  4. aditya.shevade

    aditya.shevade Console Junkie

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    Vishal is right (As usual) I thought that I had an opportunaty to help someone..... He is right.
     
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    ilugd Beware of the innocent

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    i guess the query has been solved.
    But my query approximates to this and i didn't want to create a new thread

    Can we disable a particular user's access to add remove programs applet, users applet and gpedit
     
  6. aditya.shevade

    aditya.shevade Console Junkie

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    Well gpedit is avalable to admins only.
     
  7. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    @ilugd
    U can set the privileges for Add/Remove programs here:

    User Configurations -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs

    For allow/disallow any program, like gpedit.msc or ne other, look for "Don't allow specified windows applications here:

    User Configurations -> Administrative Templates -> System
     
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    Dear Nishant,
    You solution is not practical. If I use your method my brother cannot write (burn) his project CDs also. Okay, anyway, Vishal Gupta solved my puzzle.
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    THANKS A LOT TO ALL WHO RESPONDED TO MY PROBLEM.

    edlin
     
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    ilugd Beware of the innocent

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    yeah, i cant turn that account to limited too. As pagemaker is used by the user and it needs elevated priviledges
     
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