I have over 50 clients i work with and it gets frustrating when an end user stops the host or even uninstalls the client. I have work other programs that protect this from happening with an administrator password.
I have over 50 clients i work with and it gets frustrating when an end user stops the host or even uninstalls the client.
Unfortunately, if a user is administrator on their PC, we cannot do anything about this. By definition the Windows administrator account has full rights in the system. We cannot block or otherwise prevent the administrator from uninstalling or modifying Remote Utilities Host.
Don't hesitate to ask me if you have other questions.
I have the same problem with a user stopping the host and ran across this post looking for a solution.
While looking into some of the many free File & Folder Hide/Lock programs, it dawned on me that just removing "stop" in the target field of the shortcut to the Stop Host icon found in Start/All Programs/Remote Utilities - Host folder might work and trivial to add again if needed by the Admin.
Thank you for your message. The best (and proper) solution is to restrict user administrator rights to standard user. If the user isn't supposed to run or stop any programs or processes on the computer they shouldn't be given administrator privileges in the first place.
Uninstallation could be also password protected using setting protection password. Example being ESET products having this option since v4. Maybe even longer. If they are not breaking "Windows security rules" i'd see it as a solution here.
Right now the Settings protection feature does not prevent a user with the administrator rights from uninstalling the Host. However, I will forward this information to our development department and will ask for their input on this. Thank you for your input! I'll keep you updated.