+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 27
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 ...
  1. #1
    lsheldon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bradford
    Posts
    42
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    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.

  2. #2

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,952
    Thank Post
    886
    Thanked 1,700 Times in 1,477 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    448
    You could block them using group policy. It won't delete them but will stop them from running them.

  3. #3

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,762
    Thank Post
    3,271
    Thanked 1,053 Times in 974 Posts
    Rep Power
    365

  4. #4


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    339
    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.

  5. #5

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,762
    Thank Post
    3,271
    Thanked 1,053 Times in 974 Posts
    Rep Power
    365
    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 ?

  6. #6
    lsheldon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bradford
    Posts
    42
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Cannot download nasty file search from the link you gave me it just goes to my little helpdesk

  7. #7
    lsheldon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bradford
    Posts
    42
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    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

  8. #8

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,762
    Thank Post
    3,271
    Thanked 1,053 Times in 974 Posts
    Rep Power
    365
    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.

  9. Thanks to mac_shinobi from:

    lsheldon (24th February 2009)

  10. #9
    lsheldon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bradford
    Posts
    42
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Fantastic that will be great

  11. #10
    p858snake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    1,490
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 175 Times in 151 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    51
    Perhaps a batchfile that runs when the student logs in?

  12. #11
    lsheldon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bradford
    Posts
    42
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Only problem with that is the students would just close it

  13. #12

    RabbieBurns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,521
    Thank Post
    1,333
    Thanked 469 Times in 306 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    199
    Quote Originally Posted by lsheldon View Post
    Only problem with that is the students would just close it
    you can make logon scripts run hidden in GPO

  14. #13
    lsheldon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bradford
    Posts
    42
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Yep the only problem is it will take system resorces at the workstation,
    I would rather run it server side

  15. #14
    amfony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    161
    Thank Post
    29
    Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    what about a simple scheduled task that runs every 10 mins that simply does:

    cd vol:\studentFiles
    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.

    hth

  16. Thanks to amfony from:

    lsheldon (24th February 2009)

  17. #15

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,611
    Thank Post
    647
    Thanked 1,616 Times in 1,446 Posts
    Rep Power
    421
    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?

    Ben

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Start Publishing Automatically
    By FN-GM in forum EduGeek Joomla 1.0 Package
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28th August 2008, 02:31 PM
  2. Automatically reconnect to SIMS
    By GlennT in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 1st April 2008, 09:16 AM
  3. Lsass.exe and Lssas.exe
    By ndavies in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30th October 2007, 03:19 PM
  4. Setting up outlook automatically
    By Jamie_a in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 1st February 2007, 03:08 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •