Ask the Expert

How can I prevent users from installing unauthorized software?

How can I prevent users from installing software on PCs within the domain?

Requires Free Membership to View

The best, but hardest, way is via Software Restriction Policies. The goal of Software Restriction Policies is to have you specifically dictate what can and cannot run. In other words, you can specify that users can't even run the installation utility to software applications unless you've approved it. Be sure to check out Software Restriction Policies. They're great!

This was first published in May 2005

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: