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Old 03-27-2008
Don
 

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prohibit new software installs, but allow upgrades & patches
I'm planning on purchasing several laptops for our firm with Vista Business
installed. There is no network and all laptops will work in stand-alone
mode. Is there a way I can use the built in Administrator account to
prohibit the users from installing any new software while at the same time
allowing upgrades and/or patches to software that is already installed?
Thanks for any thoughts, input, etc.
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Old 03-28-2008
Richard G. Harper
 

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Re: prohibit new software installs, but allow upgrades & patches
Sorry, no. Certain upgrades (such as Windows Updates) can be allowed but
there is no way to configure Windows in the way you wish to. If a user can
install an "update" (such as a newer version of Flash Player) then the same
user can install any other software, "upgrade" or "update" or not.

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"Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I'm planning on purchasing several laptops for our firm with Vista
> Business
> installed. There is no network and all laptops will work in stand-alone
> mode. Is there a way I can use the built in Administrator account to
> prohibit the users from installing any new software while at the same time
> allowing upgrades and/or patches to software that is already installed?
> Thanks for any thoughts, input, etc.


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