How to prevent standard users from installing apps/changing wallpaper etc

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by gundja, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    Hi guys I have a small network of windows 10 pro pcs and I have created a admin and a standard account for users. But those standard users are always messing up with the settings by changing the colour background ,wallpaper or even installing web browsers . EVen moving the uac account slider upwards do not prevent them from modifying these settings.

    Any proposed solution is most welcome
    thanks
     
  2. prashantsays

    prashantsays MDL Member

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    shouldn't installing a browser require admin password for the standard user?
     
  3. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    yes but even if I say no it can install both google chrome and Mozilla firefox successfully.
     
  4. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    just use gpedit.msc to configure
     
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  5. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Why does this bother you when someone changes the background color or wallpaper?
    Anyone can use Chrome, Firefox or any other browser completely freely if you disable standard installation. Users can always install them in other folders and/or use portable versions that do not differ in any way from the standard version.
    Moreover, Firefox and Chrome installers will automatically install these browsers in the AppData/Local or AppData/Roaming folder if it can not be installed in the standard location ie in folder %ProgramFiles% or the %ProgramFiles(x86)% folder.
    The answer to your question is that You can not by any means ban such things if your users know a little about the using of computer and how computer works.
     
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  6. xman charl

    xman charl MDL Novice

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    use power shell, run "DisableCtrldFolderAccess", will stop any file creations or mods...


    Charl