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    Stop students form deleting their signatures.

    Hi

    Does anyone know of a way we can stop the students from deleting the signatures on their emails in outlook 2003?

    Thanks

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    Apply the signature (I assume it's a disclaimer) at the Exchange Server instead of in Outlook so it's added after they send...

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    The thing is it is applied with a script, and i don't want to change the current system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    The thing is it is applied with a script, and i don't want to change the current system.
    You're contradicting yourself.

    You want to stop them deleting signatures
    That implies changing something
    I'd do it the way suggested
    Sometimes I think scripts are over-used

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    I reckon your best off doing as suggested as anyone way is going to require hacking or extra resource usage. If you must do it on the client side this might help: http://forums.techguy.org/business-a...ok-2003-a.html

    Another way would be to use one of these horrific "classroom management" pacakges to close the change signature window as soon as it's open (recognized by window title).

    Cheers
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    thanks for the suggestions, I mean i didn't want to change the script. Like you said they can be over used. On our network its a massive overkill with them. Not my choice to use them, but if it isn't broke don’t fix it.

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    Not my choice to use them, but if it isn't broke donít fix it.
    With that said if the scripts don't meet your needs then they need to be changed.

    I've asked a similar question about email signatures before and I was told to do the same thing that OutToLunch said.

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    Changing them is totally out of the question, both me and the NM say so. They are created in such a way if something goes wrong or doesn't load it loggs the user off. If it means changing the script we won't bother with this.

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    What does the signature do / provide to you??? If its a generic disclaimer as has been said, despite your reluctance to change and modify, auto stamping via the mailserver is far easier and 110% guarenteed compliance from all angles.

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    The script won't be changed.

    The signature has a disclaimer, states what year the student is in. If they are head boy / girl etc. The staff has their department, roles etc. The staff, student & SLT disclaimer are all different.

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    Can you upload the script please... i'd be interested to see what it looks like?

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    the script is massive it maps network drives etc.

    i will have to ask the NM before i upload anything.

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    Sounds like this script is probably the problem, AKA someones script happy when they have had there day years ago

    Despite the "Its not changing", that is the best way, use Exclaimer and you can utilise Active Directory to make a nice signature with it, I've done so it puts the school logo in and then pulls data from Active Directory fields such as Name, Description, Phone, Email etc. Its is very simple and the end user knows nothing about it and it works faultlessly trust me we are right on this one.

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    "Sounds like this script is probably the problem" What?

    I agree with you, but i am not changing it. It will be a pain.

    Thanks anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    "Sounds like this script is probably the problem" What?

    I agree with you, but i am not changing it. It will be a pain.

    Thanks anyway.
    Why is it a pain, just go in, find the section and delete it, problem solved. Exclaimer you just install on the exchange box, program it and its done, took me about 4 minutes last one I did.

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