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    how to stop students pulling out network cables before policy loads

    Hi All what have people found to be the best way to stop pupils from pulling out the network cable before group policy loads. They are doing this to by pass the proxy server set in IE

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    cant u write a vbscript to set the policy locally ? i.e. in the startup folder.

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    Strip the shielding and wire through the mains?

    Failing that, maybe some epoxy, or there's a few threads on here which talk about blocking logon if group policy can't be detected.

    Here you go: Blocking Internet Access

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    Get some competent teachers?

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    Snip the removal tab off each end's network connector. Arm your technicians with jewellers screwdrivers to get plugs out of sockets when actually needed.

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    Thanks all for your replies

    Thanks RTFM for the link to the work done by smadison http://www.edugeek.net/forums/securi...ble-admin.html. I have added the script to startup folder and it works a treat.

    Potato-Peeler: if only it was that easy

    2097: startup folder was a good idea too

    jamesb: electirc shock sounds like a plan

    Marci: I am not into sniping cables etc as it would anoy me if I have to remove a cable and I could not get it out


    thanks all again

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    I have ours logging in via wireless, then when its logged in, it switches to cabled connection. Its fantastic, eliminates the worry about them pulling out the cable!

    Plus in order for them to do so, they have to go under the desk which is pretty obviously spotted!

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    Our approach was to make the computers completely inacessible to little kiddy hands, even saved money on not needing cases (albeit the special desks probably take up that cost)

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    Two ideas spring to mind, the harder one is to use IEAK to roll out IE "hard coded". The easier one is block 80/443 going out at the firewall other than for your proxy server. They don't get the proxy settings, then they get nothing.

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    Is there already a thread for using IEAK?

    I have just downloaded it, and put my first package together....want to know the best way of deploying it.

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