How to Block SharePoint 2010 Installation ?

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If you want to block users from installing SharePoint Server 2010 and related products, set the following registry key by using Group Policy in Active Directory directory services:
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\ SharePoint\DWORD DisableInstall
To block installations, set DWORD DisableInstall=00000001.
When this registry key is set, users who try to install SharePoint Server 2010 receive the 
following error message:
SharePoint installation is blocked in your organization. Please contact your network administrator for more details.
To set a registry value by using Group Policy, you can use an .admx file in Windows Server 2008 or a Windows PowerShell cmdlet in Windows Server 2008 R2.
For more information about how to set registry values by using group policies in Windows Server 2008, see Group Policy ADMX Syntax Reference Guide (
For more information about how to set registry values by using group policies in Windows Server 2008 R2, see Set a registry key value from the command line using Group Policy PowerShell cmdlets(
For general information about group policies, see Group Policy ( on TechNet.

About Pratik Vyas

Hi Readers, Welcome to Pratik’s SharePoint Blog. First of all Thank you very much for taking interest and spending time to tour my Blog I am in the ocean of SharePoint since January 2008 (almost 4 years), and still I feel I have to go more deep. I am working with a well known MNC as a SharePoint Consultant. Here I used consultant because I do a little development and customization with administration. I am very much interested in Microsoft products. I have started blogging since 2008 but I can say in real manner I have started it in 2011 (as I have posted only 4-5 blogs from 2008 to 2011 J) I believe there isn’t anything impossible in SharePoint, the only thing is sometimes we have to think something off track. I have posted couple of blogs which was discovered by going some off track, we can simply say it TRICKS. Feel free to reach me in case of any issues or queries I will be more than happy to help you. Good bye and Happy Reading, Cheers !!
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