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User rights

by Mathew_Joy / February 9, 2012 2:38 PM PST

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.

Mathew Joy

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Re: user rights
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 9, 2012 6:56 PM PST
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In XP professional (which the corporate environment certainly has) you can set access rights to the executable file. That's all that is needed.


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user rights
by Mathew_Joy / February 9, 2012 9:04 PM PST
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Thanks for the reply.

Right! But the scenario is where you have 20 such installs and few hundred machines. I was looking for any registry setting that would prevent it or a software that does it for you. The last solution is to build a in-house tool which does that, I guess.


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You can install all 20 ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 9, 2012 9:24 PM PST
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in a folder (something like ProgramFilesForAdmin) that's only accessible for Administrators. Then it's not important if it's one or twenty programs.


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This is how
by Jimmy Greystone / February 9, 2012 10:00 PM PST
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This is how Microsoft makes money selling ActiveDirectory. Along with a few other things, it also provides a centralized system for managing permissions, and even allows you to access some permissions that are generally inaccessible without being connected to a domain.

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