Disable Users to Install Software

One of our readers wanted to know the steps to prevent the users to install any software. If you also need to know the same then below are the Group Policy setting that are required to achieve the same thing.

To do this you don’t need any tool or any software as it can be done using the default group policy settings. Well below are the steps to perform this action.

1.    Bring up the Run command box and type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

2.    Look under “Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Installer”.

3.    Double-click on “Prohibit User Installs”

4.    Choose “Enabled”

5.    Now select “Prohibit User Installs” from the drop-down box.

Now no limited account user will be able to install any software without the admin password.

3 Replies to “Disable Users to Install Software”

  1. it is working fine for me, i have choose prohibit users installs\disabled to stop installing any kind of software from end users and for additional i have made this configuration too : :disable windows installer\enable

  2. hi:

    i want to know what software will send me an email when a user install any program over that PC…

    yes i want to know if my user broke my policies…thanks

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