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How can I prevent users from installing software on their NT computers?

I am getting ready for an NT to Win2k conversion. How can I prevent users from installing anything on their computers? I have already disabled removable media, but I cannot seem to figure out how to handle unauthorized network installations.

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NT 4.0 user cannot install software unless they are administrators on their local machine. Take them out of administrators group. This can be done using a script and the NT command:
NET LOCALGROUP Administrators [username]/DELETE.

Be careful -- they may not like it too much when they can't do stuff.

This was first published in October 2002

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