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    Fronter Security Issues

    I have a slight problem..

    We have ranger and GPO's onsite and one of the main security features is file download is disabled... yet students cannot open documents in Fronter because the title says" File Download" Open Save..

    But Ranger and the GPO are blocking this... is there a way to allow students to open files from Fronter without allowing the school hackers finding out that we have allowed file downloads just so Students can open Documets from Fronter?

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    Is this to do with the Java applet? You need to install an ActiveX component to get it working.

    Downloads | Open Edit Save Location Installation

    Thats a link to the fronter download for the particular ActiveX control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    Is this to do with the Java applet? You need to install an ActiveX component to get it working.

    Downloads | Open Edit Save Location Installation

    Thats a link to the fronter download for the particular ActiveX control.
    No it's the "file Download" security from the GPO and Ranger settings which i am reluctant to disable.. i'm looking for a work around
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    If you dont click on the file itself but click on the grey arrow you can select download and it will use the ActiveX downloader. A pain I know, but it is Fronter after all

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    why not allow downloads but then block the use of certain file types such as .exe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    why not allow downloads but then block the use of certain file types such as .exe?
    Can you block RAR, bin etc and where would you block this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit View Post
    Can you block RAR, bin etc and where would you block this ?
    yep, you do it in group policy. have a search round plenty of threads about it.

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    What is the issue with allowing your students to download, as long as your systems are secured enough it should be no issue.

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    if this is set up by group policy I think you need to add fronter as a trusted site - at least thats the way we do it here

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    Group Policy/User Configuration/Windows Settings/Internet Explorer Maintenance/

    Then Security Zones and Content ratings in the right hand pane
    Then modify settings followed by trusted sites

    add https://*.fronter.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    What is the issue with allowing your students to download, as long as your systems are secured enough it should be no issue.
    Games and emulators, SWF files that will be shared as the websites are blocked etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit View Post
    Games and emulators, SWF files that will be shared as the websites are blocked etc etc
    Where is the GPO switch to stop the running of exe's.. and where is the GPO for "File Download"..

    many thanks



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