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Block application install? RRS feed

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  • Maybe I missed this obvious checkbox, but is there a way to block users from installing thier own applications? 
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 4:42 PM

Answers

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    Hi a_gunslinger, though Windows SteadyState cannot block users from installing applications, we can use Windows Disk Protection to prevent making changes on system partition including installing applications.

     

    Windows Disk Protection is designed to help protect system settings and data on the partition on which Windows is installed from being permanently changed.

    The activities performed by a user during a session cause many changes to the operating system partition. Program files are created, modified, and deleted. The operating system also updates system information as part of its normal functionality. On a shared computer, however, the goal is to create an environment of uniformity for all users. Each user who logs on should experience the same environment as all other users, and no user should be able to modify or corrupt the system. Windows Disk Protection clears all changes to the operating system partition at whatever specified interval you set.

     

    Hope this helps!


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by a_gunslinger Thursday, February 5, 2009 3:12 PM
    Thursday, February 5, 2009 5:48 AM
    Moderator

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    Hi a_gunslinger, though Windows SteadyState cannot block users from installing applications, we can use Windows Disk Protection to prevent making changes on system partition including installing applications.

     

    Windows Disk Protection is designed to help protect system settings and data on the partition on which Windows is installed from being permanently changed.

    The activities performed by a user during a session cause many changes to the operating system partition. Program files are created, modified, and deleted. The operating system also updates system information as part of its normal functionality. On a shared computer, however, the goal is to create an environment of uniformity for all users. Each user who logs on should experience the same environment as all other users, and no user should be able to modify or corrupt the system. Windows Disk Protection clears all changes to the operating system partition at whatever specified interval you set.

     

    Hope this helps!


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by a_gunslinger Thursday, February 5, 2009 3:12 PM
    Thursday, February 5, 2009 5:48 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the thorough and helpul response!
    Thursday, February 5, 2009 3:12 PM