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    Stopping "net send"

    Our little darlings have discovered how to use "net send". I thought I had capped this by denying the dos prompt, setting to Disable Windows Messenger in GPOs, denying "Run", etc, but no...

    Any ideas on this one, that doesn't include visiting all PCs and stoping the service???

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    Out of curiousity, how are they doing it?

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    If you have done the following:

    http://lspservices.iupui.edu/docs/win2k/messenger.asp

    To disable it via gpo then are you sure that the gpo settings have been applied?

    Ben

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    Are they using a batch file to send messages?

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    You need to disable the 'Messenger' service. This can be done with a GPO - somewhere under Security Setting IIRC.

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    You can also change security for the command.com file from gpo if they are using this for net send

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Are they using a batch file to send messages?

    Ben
    Yep

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    Disable the command prompt and prevent them from running batch files?

    Implement a software restriction policy that only lets them run executables from the %programfiles% and %windir% folders and make sure they can't write to those folders?

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    Thought so. Follow the web link I gave you to disable the messenger service if you've done that allread and it's not disabled on the workstations then you have a problem with your gpo applying.

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Are they using a batch file to send messages?

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    Our little darlings were using a program called netsend lite. See Here

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    Disabling the Messenger Service should stop any messages being sent across the network, no matter what method the children use. XP SP2 has the Messenger service disabled by default for your reference.

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Thought so. Follow the web link I gave you to disable the messenger service if you've done that allread and it's not disabled on the workstations then you have a problem with your gpo applying.

    Ben
    I take it that disabling the service doesn't cock up anything else??

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    Nope its fine without it. Infact my machines dont even have the service installed.

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    what if I need to send messages - (I often do this via vncon or net send) - can't do that with messenger service disabled !

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    Re: Stopping "net send"

    Quote Originally Posted by pinemarten
    what if I need to send messages - (I often do this via vncon or net send) - can't do that with messenger service disabled !
    That is true and in that case you need an alternative you can lock down properly. Theres a recent thread around discussing alternatives, although I think no real good alternative had been suggested as of yet.



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