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    Re: File Auditing Software - Kinda urgent

    We use a lovely piece of software called undelete. This sits on the server that holds all the students home areas. When they delete a file it ends up in our undelete recycle bin.
    If they 'accidently' delete something we can recover it in a few clicks. It also has the username that deleted the file and the time/date it was deleted.
    It's a great piece of kit ideally suited for schools in my opinion.

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    Re: File Auditing Software - Kinda urgent

    Quote Originally Posted by richard.thomas
    We use a lovely piece of software called undelete. This sits on the server that holds all the students home areas. When they delete a file it ends up in our undelete recycle bin.
    If they 'accidently' delete something we can recover it in a few clicks. It also has the username that deleted the file and the time/date it was deleted.
    It's a great piece of kit ideally suited for schools in my opinion.
    Just remembered we've got that here! lol.
    Never used it though. .

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    Re: File Auditing Software - Kinda urgent

    heh, use ntfs permissions to deny delete

    This may cause a lot of temp files to be generated (they are hidden most of the time)

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    Re: File Auditing Software - Kinda urgent

    Get round the temp files building up by just not giving access to delete, but then giving access to "creator owner"

    that way if the file deletes itself...
    It was that students account which deletes it,

    as not even you could delete the file unless you made it

    also it allows the machine to delete the temp files with ease...

    we had to do that when the stupid symantec system recovery software was deleting our students ntuser.man files :|

    Symantec have alot to answer for.........

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    Re: File Auditing Software - Kinda urgent

    I would recommend you attach a script to that users logon that net sends you when he logs on and which computer that username is logging onto, then either go and have a look and confirm it is who it's supposed to be, or open up a VNC connection...

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    Re: File Auditing Software - Kinda urgent

    I'm a bit late to be chipping in with this one, but after re-reading the origional post and thread there is no mention of how the users Home Folders/Directory is being enforced in the origional or subsequent posts by Gatt.

    Clearly, unless there is adequate enforcement of default save paths and/or home directories surely is it not possible this kid has simply dropped their work into an unsynchronised local folder?

    We all appear to have assumed that the kid is at fault, possibly deliberately deleting work, whereas maybe due to a security deficiency it's just been discarded/dropped elsewhere.

    Maybe a sweep of the machines that the user has been logged into might reveal something. Drag and Drop file loss is something we see all the time in Small Businesses where folder security and group policies are not as strictly enforced as many school systems.

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