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RE: What is the best way to lock a local box on a network?
From: "Ramsdell, Scott" <Scott.Ramsdell () cellnet com>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 09:27:43 -0400

Hi Martin,

Because AD will elevate the user's rights during installation for
assigned and published apps, you can:
1. remove the user from the local admins group, leaving them as a user
2. assign or publish the apps through AD
3. use WSUS to deliver approved (and vetted) patches

Kind Regards,
Scott Ramsdell

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Martin Tran
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 10:15 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: What is the best way to lock a local box on a network?

Hi guys, I was wondering the best way to lock a local box.  Things such
1. Can't install unauthorized programs.
2. But can install programs/softwares on a list that is acceptable.

I went to gpedit.msc and gone through the options, but everything
seems really cut and dry.  For example, If I was to enable an option
to stop users from installing unwanted software and user tries to do
windows update, it wasn't allowed to proceed with the process saying
they needed administration rights to the box.

If you guys can shine some light as I continue to do some trial and
error on this test box, any suggestions would be great and

Martin Tran

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