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Disable or Hide programs certain .exe from loading

Hi, We need to find a way to disable or hide certain programs for power users. This needs to be done on workstation side via xp pro sp3. We can create batch command or a script or registry which we can push out to users.
EXample. Let say i want to block power user, users, or authenticated users from launching Picasa.
"C:\Program Files\Google\Picasa3\Picasa3.exe" so when users selct Picasa3.exe it will be grayed out or dispaly a message saying "disabled by IT"

Thanks a mill!
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More about disable hide programs loading
  1. right click your file sellect hidden/OK
  2. We need to deploy this procedures over 100+ system and manually it will be time consuming. I know it can be done via windows SetACL tool with appropriate permissions vi abatch file or registry.
  3. Best answer
    Use the "cacls" command in the batch file to remove execute permission from those files.
  4. Ijack said:
    Use the "cacls" command in the batch file to remove execute permission from those files.



    iJack, CACLS worked the way i needed it to work, thanks for the information, it was great.
  5. You should use system policy to set that, if you just use calcs you will have a hell of a time managing things.
  6. Actually we needed to add that for our ESRI application deployment and we want to lock "ArcGIS Desktop Administrator" during the installation via batch file. using the CALCS it is doing our trick.

    Thank you everyone and specailly iJack.
  7. Best answer selected by arahman147.
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