Blocking Extension Installs


I work in an education environment and we are wondering if it’s possible to block users from downloading and installing extensions on their own. Users do not require admin rights to install extensions and we would like to have a review before allowing an extension to be installed.


We provide SketchUp 8 to our students. The common location of the plugins is hosted in a central location that is effectively read-only to the users. This prevents them from installing extensions on their own. It also allows for the release of extensions that may be desirable for them to use. In the case of a SketchUp 2015, it should be possible to set the permissions on the local (or network) /Users/[username]/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/PlugIns folder to be read-only for normal users. How easily this may be done depends on your network deployment scheme. I’ve done this on my own workstation and it prevents me from copying or unzipping anything into the plugins folder (or lower) without administrative rights.


Awesome! Thank you for this. This should do the trick for us.