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    Stop them Downloading!

    Hi Guys,
    I'm back after a long absence! Woo! Now i have a confused look on my face after being asked this question "Is there a way of stopping the students downloading the movie files from channel 4 clipbank" Now for those who haven't come across it Clipbank is a server which has data sent to it from channel 4 which has educational value!! Now the vid clips are great but we are worried the students will begin to fill our server with everyone saving the same clips to thier homefolders! So i guess what i'm asking is,,,
    Does anyone know how this could be done, i've been looking at group policies etc, but at the moment not getting anywhere!


    Thanks in advance for teh help guys and gals!

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    If you have W2K3 - R2 there are file filters you can use.

    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art...l?printversion
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    Already suggested that one unfortunatley the students create .mpg in Media And IT classes and need to be able to save in that format! Thanks for the suggestion though.

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    Do you have a media server or a shared area? If so you could create folders and set permissions on them for different year groups etc so they save there work .mpg's there and then block .mpgs from there home directories. Not exactly what you asked I know but as a work around. It would just make it easier to monitor what the little darlings are up to.

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    Not a bad idea but again our little darlings are known for trashing each others work if they can, so a shared area would prove to be more work than we have time for. We do have a shared area for the staff and thats enough hassle. lol

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    In that case set a quota limit on the students and then its up to them to keep it tidy. It does mean groups appear at your door suggesting that everything in there area is work related but after a look and a slap on the wrist they soon learn ish.

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    Again a perfectly good idea and one i suggested myself but again the chief knocked me back!

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    How about a separate mapped drive that media files can be saved to that is only available in the ICT suites?

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    The kiddies would still trash each others work. It's at times like this i wish i worked at a nice school where the kids have respect.

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    Pardon the question but if the chiefs knocking your ideas back what's their solution?

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    I meant something like a 2nd home directory, personal to the kid but only mapped when logged in on an ICT Suite PC.

    (Off home now, TTFN and good luck)

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    To Kmount if you worked here you would know we give the idea's he knocks them back then comes in two days later trying topass them off as his own.

    and to TheLibrarian actually a good idea i will mention this to the powers that be.

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    Ah.

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    Is it from a different url?
    You could put the url path into IE's restricted sites list which can block downloads using GP.
    I *think* WMP should ignore them and VLC definately will.

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    What if you make a shared location specifically for Clipbank videos, and get students to check if thier video is there before they download it

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