Forbid or block application installs

Macsen

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Aug 2, 2012
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Morelia, Michoacán, México
Hi...

I've kind of a problem, that I hope there is a way to be resolved..

I manage a computer laboratory with a bunch of macs of which we create a main image and copy them to every single one. One problem we have sometimes it's students installing applications like games and such, since installing some of them on a Mac it's just a matter of copying it into the apps folder...

Is there a way to forbid this? either by asking for an admin password or something like that?

I've been trying to find this all morning and I've just not been able to find anything related.

Thank you very much in advance

Rick

P.S. Computers are using Snow Leopard
 

Macsen

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 2, 2012
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Morelia, Michoacán, México
We have to have the computers on a domain, so every single student logs in with their own user controlled by the school domain...

If you need more info I can check with the lady that controls the domains...

Thanks
 

ScoobyMcDoo

macrumors 65816
Nov 26, 2007
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Austin, TX
When they are installing the programs, are they installing them in the system application folder (/Applications) or in their own folder (~/Applications). The former should not be allowed by the system assuming you have not given your students admin privileges. If it is the latter, I'm not sure there is a way to control it.
 

Macsen

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 2, 2012
17
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Morelia, Michoacán, México
It's their own folder... that cannot be controlled? (no wonder I did not found anything... I thought I was loosing my google search abilities...

mmm... then at least, if something happens, we can blame the student...

Ok, thank you very much for the help... No I have to win my stupid battle with some FLEXlm errors I have

Rick
 

Mal

macrumors 603
Jan 6, 2002
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Orlando
If you enable Parental Controls, you can "white-list" apps, so that only approved apps can be run at all. Might be too much hassle, but it would definitely solve the problem.

jW