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    How do I prevent users installing toolbars?

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    This question may have already been asked but apologies if I missed it when searching.

    How do i prevent users from installing toolbars (google, yahoo etc). These are getting really annoying as they interfere with other applications.

    Can this be done centrally via Group Policy? If so how do I go about it?
    Any help appreciated (in idiot mode ops: ...I am new to this)
    W2k3server with XP Pro SP2 clients

    Thank you

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    Re: How do I prevent users installing toolbars?

    there are 2 ways of doing this. remove admin rights on machines then they cant install anything. or use ie7 adm in group policy to turn off the toolbars ( however it wont uninstall them, just stop them loading)

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    Re: How do I prevent users installing toolbars?

    For me, it has to be the latter - as we have some software which requires local admin rights for it to run. Irritating, but I put up with it.

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    Re: How do I prevent users installing toolbars?

    Our LEA broadband filters allow them to be installed but not uninstalled

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    Re: How do I prevent users installing toolbars?

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    For me, it has to be the latter - as we have some software which requires local admin rights for it to run. Irritating, but I put up with it.
    Take a look at a freeware and very simple program called 'Steel Run-as"

    Short Description

    Steel Run-As helps you in executing audit commands or any kind of application which runs properly when run only with administrator privileges without having to give the user full rights to his machine. For example "Some CD writing" applications run properly only when run in administrator mode or with any other username with those credentials. Steel Run-As lets you give access to the user to run that application with administrator credentials without making him into a administrator equivalent account

    Steel Run-As supports file CRC checking. This ensures the credibility of the target program. Misuse of the targeted program is not allowed.

    Steel Run-As outputs a single executable ".exe" and does not need any installation in the target machine. Steel Run-As also doesn't need any extension through command line.

    Steel Run-As is a Freeware! and has no restrictions what so ever like ever!.
    I use this program to run an old adobe graphics program that will only run under an administrator account.

    Code:
    http://www.steelsonic.com/steelrunas.htm

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