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Prevent local users from installing Firefox

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For some reason, local users are able to download and install Firefox on their profiles. It installs it in their C:\Users\<User>\AppData\ folder and only shows up in the Uninstall Software list for that local user who installed it.

As a system admin who does not want ANY user installing ANY software unless they are using a administrator account, this is very frustrating. How do we prevent local users on our network, with no administrative rights, from installing this software?

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hello kafri, when the installer for firefox (and many other programs) is executed without administrator privileges it might put its program files into that users appdata directory instead of being installed globally for all users of that machine. if you want to prohibit that you'll have to look into setting certain system policies like described at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.06.srp.aspx (this goes beyond the scope of our forum though).

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hello kafri, when the installer for firefox (and many other programs) is executed without administrator privileges it might put its program files into that users appdata directory instead of being installed globally for all users of that machine. if you want to prohibit that you'll have to look into setting certain system policies like described at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.06.srp.aspx (this goes beyond the scope of our forum though).