Windows Thread, Automatically Delete exe in Technical; We have a file server that has server 2003 standard edition, one of our old servers.
We cannot upgrade as ...
23rd February 2009, 06:56 PM #1
Automatically Delete exe
We have a file server that has server 2003 standard edition, one of our old servers.
We cannot upgrade as yet but when we do it will be to SAN.
I know server2003 ent r2 can screen files, but we do not and will not have that availability on a SAN
I need a way to automatically delete .exe files, so students cannot store games and other software
I either need it to stop them saving them or a way of automatically search and delete once a day.
Whatever it is i will need to do this through UNC paths.
23rd February 2009, 06:58 PM #2
You could block them using group policy. It won't delete them but will stop them from running them.
23rd February 2009, 07:15 PM #3
23rd February 2009, 07:21 PM #4
When we upgraded to SAN we also upgraded our windows file server to Linux/Samba. with Samba it is easy to veto certain files types from being saved.
23rd February 2009, 07:26 PM #5
not sure what OS you are going to have on it when its a SAN but maybe some sort of script you can run to check through all UNC paths to find all exe file types and delete them ?
24th February 2009, 09:21 AM #6
Cannot download nasty file search from the link you gave me it just goes to my little helpdesk
24th February 2009, 09:23 AM #7
I would rather do this through a program or script if possible as we don't know what sun microsystems / AMEY have in mind for BSF future wise
24th February 2009, 09:32 AM #8
ANFS - got a reply from ICTNUT ( pretty sure thats the person on here who does ANFS etc ) and basically got told that they will be posting it on edugeek sometime this week as opensource software for edugeek.
So watch this space so to speak.
Thanks to mac_shinobi from:
lsheldon (24th February 2009)
24th February 2009, 09:34 AM #9
Fantastic that will be great
24th February 2009, 09:57 AM #10
Perhaps a batchfile that runs when the student logs in?
24th February 2009, 10:12 AM #11
Only problem with that is the students would just close it
24th February 2009, 10:30 AM #12
you can make logon scripts run hidden in GPO
Originally Posted by lsheldon
24th February 2009, 10:33 AM #13
Yep the only problem is it will take system resorces at the workstation,
I would rather run it server side
24th February 2009, 10:43 AM #14
what about a simple scheduled task that runs every 10 mins that simply does:
del *.exe /s
maybe make sure indexing is enabled to get better performance on folder trawling.
other then that the tools4ever guys used to sell a quota system that also did file screening. might be much for a temp solution tho.
Thanks to amfony from:
lsheldon (24th February 2009)
24th February 2009, 10:44 AM #15
If you are moving to a san for storage how do you envisage it working? Surely you make the file system resources available to your servers to store the users data on and thus they are treated as if they are local drives which means R2 file screening will work?
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