In XP professional (which the corporate environment certainly has) you can set access rights to the executable file. That's all that is needed.
I have a unique situation and want to know if there is any setting / tinkering in XP to solve this. Assume the installation of a particular software needs admin rights. Can we force such kind of application to require admin rights inorder to execute? In short, if someone removes my admin rights, I should not be able to execute those softwares which required admin rights to install. Can we do any registery change for this or is there any software which changes the rights in such a way? The requirement is more for a corporate solution.