1.    23 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Make a drive ask for password before installing an application?

    So, a little context:
    We have five public gaming computers wich is free to use. The computers are running a 120 GB SSD (C:) with windows 10 and a 2 TB HDD (D:) wich is primaly used for installing games. They are set up with noe administrator user and a guest user wich is used for the "public".

    Now to the problem:
    We have all the Gaming library's installed (steam, origin, battle.net .....) wich people can log inn to and install games. We have set the default installation path to D: on all applitacions, but that doesn't stop people from installing stuff on the C: drive. This means that in a month time the C: drive is full, and we need to spend a lot of time uninstalling all the stuff form the C: drive.

    The Question:
    The best way of dealing with this (wich i can come up with) would be to set a form of password protection on the C: drive that prevent users form installing stuff on the C: drive. I have been looking a lot for a solution, but not a solution wich would work in this senario. I want the need for a password ONLY when someone try to install something on he C: drive. Windows and programs sould still be able to make changes without disturbing the user.

    Is this something that is possible, or even exists? Would realy appreciate an anwser to this problem, or even a solutin.
    Last edited by VJK; 24 Jun 2016 at 01:48.
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  2.    23 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 773
    Windows 7

    Welcome to the forum.

    I don't believe this is possible. Only an admin level account can install software and by design this is the highest level user account in the system. Attempting to limit such an account is an exercise in futility. All admin level accounts are equal. Anything setting or change made by one admin user can be reversed or changed by another admin user. This is by design.

    Any solution would rely on the ignorance of the users, not of any password but the ability to do some relatively basic things.

    A hardware based solution would be conceivable but I have never heard of such.
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