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Windows Thread, Flash in Technical; Arhhhhh... Anyway enough of my singing. Kids are playing flash (.swv) games from their 'home' directories. Is there anyway this ...
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    Flash

    Arhhhhh...

    Anyway enough of my singing. Kids are playing flash (.swv) games from their 'home' directories. Is there anyway this can be stopped. Some Educational software requires flash to play, so ideally I don't want flash to be disabled altogether.

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    Software Restriction Policy in Group Policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarky2k3 View Post
    Software Restriction Policy in Group Policy.
    But if you restrict running flash files using that method they won't be able to run the legit ones needed for coursework.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcollings View Post
    But if you restrict running flash files using that method they won't be able to run the legit ones needed for coursework.
    See thats what I don't want to do. Its disabling it from their home area's.

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    Cannot you not create a restriction based on the path? Therefore home directories cannot have flash whereas shared areas (i.e. where you would put flash for school) can still run it?

    Just an idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Cannot you not create a restriction based on the path? Therefore home directories cannot have flash whereas shared areas (i.e. where you would put flash for school) can still run it?

    Just an idea?
    ...and Use USBDLM to ensure memorysticks always end up on the same path letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Cannot you not create a restriction based on the path? Therefore home directories cannot have flash whereas shared areas (i.e. where you would put flash for school) can still run it?
    Correct! This is what we do and we also use USBDLM for USB sticks

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    EduSweep 2 can be set to detect either all .swv files or you can show it individial game files that you don't want and in future it will remove them automatically, leaving other swv files intact.

    It'll be available in beta form in a couple of weeks time.

    </shameless plug>

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    So how does USBDLM work?

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    Edit USBDLM.ini to what you need and then run USBDLM.exe as a start-up script with the parameter -silentinstall in group policy. I am using the zip download not the msi. If you get stuck look at the compiled HTML help file in the zip package.
    Last edited by clarky2k3; 12th November 2008 at 02:36 PM.

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    How do I change the exe to a silent install?

    Do I put the install.cmd and start.cmd in the start up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Cannot you not create a restriction based on the path? Therefore home directories cannot have flash whereas shared areas (i.e. where you would put flash for school) can still run it?

    Just an idea?

    I think the point is home directories need flash files in for coursework. They just add an awful lot of non-leggit ones too. If you set up a shared area how can you tell which files the students put in there are school and which are not?

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    I've implemented the Software Restriction Policy in Group Policy (under user config), yet when I disallow them nothing works which is good, but when I don't restrict them they still have the ability to run the exe files even though they are in the designated otions ie exe files.

    Any idea's? The path I am using is their 'home directory'.

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    Users cannot open .mdb database files even though they are not in the restricted list.

    Help anyone?!!!?

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