Forbid or block application installs

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  1. Macsen macrumors newbie

    Macsen

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    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
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Does each student have their own login id, or do they share a common one? Does the account they use have admin privileges?
     
  3. Macsen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Macsen

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    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
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  5. Macsen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Macsen

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    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
     
  6. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    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
     

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