I also have one user who needs Dropbox but no one else, but even with downgraded permissions, seems folks can still install Dropbox plus other software titles that do not modify the registry. Easy out of box deployments, PDQ. Enterprise can roll out updates and everything for the company.
WSUS if you want to manage which updates each person is able to download, and their update policies. One of my old jobs used Power Broker from Absolute Management. It allowed users to right click on an executable and get the option to install software and have the back end audit whether the software was permitted for install or not.
For the most part it worked pretty well so long as a user was listed in AD as the owner of the machine they were trying to run it on. Not sure what the cost of the software is, but it got rid of a lot of the nagging calls that we would get, and we had pre-built shortcuts for things like adding printers and the like.
This system will allow you to update all of your domain joined PCs and monitor the progress of the updates. This way, you control what applications End Users install all the while keeping the system locked down.
CBT Nuggets has a great video about this. The GPO suggestions are great but those are only for windows updates. I have this same issue OP. The account should instantly be converted to an admin account and you should then be able to install programs on your Windows 10 machine.
When you install a software program e. VMware Workstation Pro , the installation will be blocked and you will get the error message that says: "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation. I have a specific OU with several machines in it. I just created a domain-user who is meant to have normal standard-rights like an absolutely normal local-user on all the machines - the only thing he needs to be able to do, is installing any kind of software he wants, but without being either a domain or a local Administrator at the same time.
Is there a way to give the newly created user the permission of installing things on machines being located in that specific OU, without giving him all the other administrator-rights? All of those directories are protected by the Operating System and can only be written to by an administrator. Additionally, if you make a change for all users on the computer e. Perhaps restricting access to the Internet through the router is an option. Some homes, for example, limit device access to the Internet in order to encourage sleep.
The actual process varies according to the actual router the linked instructions are for Linksys , but should be relatively easy to locate using your preferred search engine. More ambitiously, you could setup a proxy server and limit access to specific sites throughout the day.
This sounds far difficult than it is, though it can be done quite inexpensively these days using either custom router firmware or even an older, dedicated PC.
In my experience, Family Safety is good for a certain set of scenarios, but no replacement for proper access management. The problem facing the privilege elevation approaches suggested so far is that they require access to elevated credentials.
The underlying problem, really, is one of trust and time management. That's a parental question that no software can really manage effectively. That's my personal opinion, yours may vary. Try to find some app that elevates the user, in a enterprise environment you can use Avecto's Privilege Guard Might be some similiar for home usage, like this:. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top.
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