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    Help with Ranger

    AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    Ok here goes. At a school using ranger, but not locking down desktops like it should. IT co-ord does not want it removed from the network. I want to use plain AD GPOs.

    Is it poss to have ranger running on the clients and set everything via gpos without ranger over writing settings?

    Cheers

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    Re: Help with Ranger

    Ric did something like that once where the school liked Ranger but he did everything via GPO's. Ask him.

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    Re: Help with Ranger

    I would also suggest asking the Ranger people themselves. They always maintained that there should be no issues using Ranger and GP on the same system.

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    Re: Help with Ranger

    I did indeed have Ranger running but not actually doing much.

    The security settings from Ranger are essentially only registry edits which is all GPOs are.

    There are some settings present in Ranger and AD - I'm not sure which takes presidence but I would imagine it is the AD setting since this is continually updated.

    As you start tweaking your GPOs more and more you will find that you end up not using the security settings of Ranger - at which point it isn't really cost effective anymore IMHO.

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    Cheers for the info guys. After reading through a few KB articles on their website, it seems you can turn off the policies of ranger by having the options greyed out rather than ticked. Ala Poledit stylee.

    The problem I know have though is on a desktop not running Ranger I can have the XP style Start Menu and theme, set via GPO. But on the PC running Ranger it defaults to the Classic Start Menu and theme.

    Ranger is the only difference. :?

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    Re: Help with Ranger

    Turning off the fisher price windows theme is one of the first things I do.

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    LOL @ Geoff

    But Its good for primary aged kids. But I do make sure Tubby land is gone

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    Re: Help with Ranger

    Hi,

    We use ranger but don't touch any of the stuff that can be done better using GPO settings. We have fisher price settings working fine.

    I would try creating a new security group in AD add it to ranger and move to the top of it's list (ranger administrator settings groups) add a user to the list and see if you get the same issue. If so it must be in the all user enviorment settings some where.

    I must admin I like rangers ability to shut down a open window based on title bar it enables the use of software for genuine work but stops it when it sees a title I've banned.

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    Re: Help with Ranger

    Ric: "I'm not sure which takes presidence [sic.] but I would imagine it is the AD setting since this is continually updated." gpo settings are the first to be applied, then the bloody ranger settings. do yourself and the stupid so-called it coordinator a big favor, and remove ranger - just tell him ranger fell off a cliff...

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    do yourself and the stupid so-called it coordinator a big favor
    Is there any need for you to be so offensive?

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    i called the so-called it coordinator stupid? so what? the person who issued the post is not the it coordinator...

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    Re: Help with Ranger

    let me guess...

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    Re: Help with Ranger

    play nice lads....

    Russ

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    i'm always nice - i pray to Tiffany Towers...

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