Windows Thread, Block downloading exes for students but allow others in Technical; Hi all,
having a nightmare, need the students to be able to download documents, pdf, xls, ppt and other similar ...
22nd October 2012, 01:18 PM #1
- Rep Power
Block downloading exes for students but allow others
having a nightmare, need the students to be able to download documents, pdf, xls, ppt and other similar files from the internet, or more specifically one particular site, our moodle, but want to block downloading the rest, either from all sites.
Has anyone got any ideas?
IDG Tech News
22nd October 2012, 02:18 PM #2
How about just blocking them from running? We had a few kids trying to run Chrome portable, but we just used AppLocker rules in Group Policy to stop any exes running except ones in the Windows folder, Program Files folder and a folder I've set up for Programming Club - they can still download the exes, but it doesn't do them any good as they won't run.
Originally Posted by Ste_Harve
22nd October 2012, 02:19 PM #3
Well since you havn't give much information really, making the following assumptions about your network config, it should just work:
1. Your moodle is hosted locally.
2. Content filtering is done on your gateway, proxy server or further downstream.
3. Your clients are configured to bypass any proxy for local addresses.
If it doesnt work with that setup, I'd assume you are accessing it using the external FQDN. I'd suggest in that case, creating a local DNS zone to override the public IPs, forwarding the names to the local IPs instead.
Last edited by ChrisMiles; 22nd October 2012 at 02:20 PM.
By steveo2000 in forum Windows
Last Post: 21st December 2009, 06:40 PM
By Neville in forum Windows
Last Post: 13th February 2009, 01:14 PM
By acrobson in forum General Chat
Last Post: 13th June 2007, 03:10 PM
By e_g_r in forum How do you do....it?
Last Post: 27th April 2006, 09:42 AM
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)