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    exe files on usb sticks

    we having alot of trouble with kids bringing exe files in from home. Most games.

    I seen there is software that can scan the stcks when they are plugged in. it compares the contents to a black list of file types.

    this sort of software is into the thousands!!!!

    Has any one used this type of software or know of a better way and cheaper way to getting round this?

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    Re: exe files on usb sticks

    If you're using Windows 2003 DCs and Windows XP Workstations, you're better off setting up a software restriction policy. Set up the policy to deny everything by default then set up a whitelist to allow certain programs and/or paths only.

    With this set up properly, when a kiddywink tries to run a program from a memory stick or from their personal areas it says "This software can not be run due to a software restriction policy" or words to that effect

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    Re: exe files on usb sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    If you're using Windows 2003 DCs and Windows XP Workstations, you're better off setting up a software restriction policy. Set up the policy to deny everything by default then set up a whitelist to allow certain programs and/or paths only.

    With this set up properly, when a kiddywink tries to run a program from a memory stick or from their personal areas it says "This software can not be run due to a software restriction policy" or words to that effect

    /edit see this for more information
    this sounds like a good idea.
    If i set it to block exe files, wont it stop legit exe files from being run from a multmedia server?

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    Re: exe files on usb sticks

    Set it so it blocks the drive letter... like we have got d: e: f: g: and u: (users home drive) but staff have got e: f: g: and u: as some teachers need to access cds.

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    Re: exe files on usb sticks

    I've found that if you want to allow executables from a network drive, you need to enter the UNC of the network drive rather than the mapped letter but other than that it works

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