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Preventing Windows NT Clients from Installing SNA Admin

Article ID: 107865

Article Last Modified on 10/28/2003


  • Microsoft SNA Server 2.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

This article was previously published under Q107865


The SNA Server setup program for Windows NT clients automatically copies the SNA Server Admin program. This article describes how to disable this.


When installing SNA Server client software on a Windows NT client machine, the SNA Server 2.0 setup program assumes the user will also want to install the SNA Server Admin to configure and manage SNA Servers in the domain.

However, administrators may want to limit Windows NT users to SNA Server client functionality only and prevent users from installing the SNA Server Admin program. To do this, do the following:

  1. Locate the SNA Server machine(s) that are supporting SNA Server client installation over the network.
  2. Locate the <snaroot>\CLIENTS\WINNT\SETUP.INF file.
  3. Using a text editor (such as EDIT), open SETUP.INF, locate the [DoAdminFiles] section (located on line 3450) and add the following two lines, marked with ">" (but do not add the ">" character):

    set Status = STATUS_SUCCESSFUL
    > set !InstallAdminFiles = $(!False)
    > return $(Status)
    read-syms AdminFilesDlg

Once these two lines are added, the Windows NT user will no longer have the option of installing the Admin program and it will not be copied to the client machine.

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