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I am using Windows 7 and have two user accounts on the machine:

  1. CJ - Administrator
  2. Others - Basic

I would like to configure the system so that the "Others" account can't install any software. In the past I have used gpedit.msc to block usage of msiexec.exe, but it didn't help now. Any ideas how to do this?

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what version of Windows 7 do you have? – Darius May 2 '11 at 18:11
Just use the group policy editor. – Ramhound Jul 10 '12 at 19:08
1… - this was the first link when googling windows 7 block software install – SeanC Aug 9 '12 at 20:02

Simply set UAC to its most strict setting.

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