Group policies not working?
I'm not sure what's going on but we have group policies that don't seem to be running or we have people getting around them.
In the college we have restricted what students can do and have blocked access to things liek the control panel, display settings, wallpapers etc. yet we seem to have some students who have their own background and today I saw someone with the control panel open and freely chaging settings.
We had a problem with Halo and Minecraft being played across the networl so I created a hash rule for the game and disabled the running of exe files from USB sticks to put an end to it. Neither worked and we ended up using Impero which stopped it dead!
We are running server 2008R2 and Windows 7 Pro desktops. Is there a way to block these students or are GPO's just a waste of time?