Disable browse dialog box for new source

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Installer


Prevents users from searching for installation files when they add features or components to an installed program.

This policy disables the Browse button beside the Use feature from list in the Windows Installer dialog box. As a result, users must select an installation file source from the Use features from list that the system administrator configures.

This policy applies even when the installation is running in the user's security context.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, the Browse button is enabled when an installation is running in the user's security context; however, only system administrators can browse when an installation is running with elevated system privileges, such as installations offered on the desktop or in Add/Remove Programs.

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This policy affects Windows Installer only. It does not prevent users from selecting other browsers, such Windows Explorer or My Network Places, to search for installation files.