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    Re: Staff laptops and access to the C Drive.

    Tell the Bursar that due to the anticipated high demand of laptop maintenance as a result an uneforced AUP, it may eventually be necessary to outsource this maintenance to an at considerably cost school.

    I think there will be an AUP in staff pigeon holes within a few days!

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    Re: Staff laptops and access to the C Drive.

    Tbh no users on a network should have administrator access on a network other than the administrators. If you do that you are leaving youself open to a whole world of hell.

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    Re: Staff laptops and access to the C Drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by djm968
    Tell the Bursar that due to the anticipated high demand of laptop maintenance as a result an uneforced AUP, it may eventually be necessary to outsource this maintenance to an at considerably cost school.

    I think there will be an AUP in staff pigeon holes within a few days!

    Would not work, Trust me.

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    Re: Staff laptops and access to the C Drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    By default, we do not allow staff members access to the C Drive on the laptops which they take offsite. As an example, we did have a staffmember (female), who had access to the C drive, and when the laptop was brought in with a problem it was discovered that the laptop had over 350 porn images on it (mostly of male genitalia)
    I've caught many male students and a few male staff, but never as yet heard of a female case. I don't know why, it just seems surprising.

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    Re: Staff laptops and access to the C Drive.

    Couple of things to add to this:

    Firstly, regarding storage. If offline files isn't an option, you could always use Partition Magic or something similar to create a suitably sized second partition on the laptop in which staff can save their data.

    Secondly, regarding staff and administrator access. Have a look into the principals of Least User Access. Basically, no one should use an administrator-level account on an everyday basis. If you require administrator level access, you will be issued with a logon for a secondary account that can be used for administrator level functions either by loging in with that account, or by using the RunAs command. Even administrators shouldn't be using admin-level accounts as their main accounts!

    Rob Cowan.

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    Re: Staff laptops and access to the C Drive.

    We give them a portion of the c drive. I create a folder on the hard drive, set quotas and use the subst command to map it to a drive letter. This way they have a 15 gig "drive" they can access at home or when logged onto the network. It also stops the moaners who think that using a usb stick is too time consuming.

    As far as an AUP, we were just audited and this point about what staff access on work issued computers was raised. The result is that we're looking into some sort of logging or filtering system for when these laptops are used on home internet connections.

    The bottom line is these laptops are issued for work purposes.

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    Re: Staff laptops and access to the C Drive.

    Yeah, we are going with setting up a small, and we mean small , quoted area of the drives as a save space. That is covering us against the people who say their USB sticks keep breaking etc , but not giving them enough of the hard drive to whack games and lord knows what else on

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