Standalone blocked by "software restriction policy"
m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Tue Feb 21 18:15:53 CST 2012
This happens all the time, particularly in large companies, research institutes and schools. As the message says: you should contact an administrator and have the app installed by him or her.
Frankly, I think this isn't your problem. If the lab assistant wants to use your app, then the lab should order the admins to sort it out.
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On 22 feb 2012, at 01:07, AcidJazz wrote:
> We're running a large study with Canadian physicians. They must download a
> standalone file to their computer. The other day one of the lab assistants
> was checking the program and got the following message on her windows
> "Windows cannot open this program because it has been prevented by a
> software restriction policy.... contact your administrator"
> I've been using mostly macs these days, and can't tell you anything more
> about the circumstances surrounding this particular block, but can someone
> familiar with Windows tell me how *common* I should expect this problem to
> be? A quick google search suggests that this error message has been around
> since Windows XP. Assuming most people using Windows 7 these days, how
> worried should I be about our standalone getting blocked? There's no way
> in hell that physicians are going to take the time to change their settings.
> Heck, most aren't going to take the time to download the standalone in the
> first place.
> Nuts, now I'm getting depressed.
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