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    Stop Pupils Sharing their logins!

    How do I stop my users from logging in more than once at a time?

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    Microsoft had a tool and ad schema extension that did this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Microsoft had a tool and ad schema extension that did this.

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    Limiting a user's concurrent connections in Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, and Windows NT 4.0

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    Share their Home drives just once?

    Surely anyone found using another pupils account should be for the high jump?

    Enough kids caught and punished and it will stop.....

    BIG STICKS

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    I did once put a limit on the homeshare to just 1 but you'll find that some machines hold the folder open even after they log out!

    This caused a headache!

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    it's also a problem if a machine crashes and the user needs to logon to another machine (or possibly even the same machine!)

    It's another problem where you can look for technical solutions but it's really a people problem so it needs a people solution.

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    We did it this way for free

    Prevent Multiple Logons With GPOs

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    Does anyone here use Limit Login then?

    I have to install a client to every machine in the network! And install something into the DC?

    I suprised this isn't just a policy option!?

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    LimitLogin was what I was thinking of.

    Utility Spotlight: Limit Login Attempts With LimitLogin

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    Do you record who logs on where? If not, why not - it's really useful to have that info and you'll find loads of threads here with info on how to do it.

    Once you've got that, collect the info and parse it every day to find any user who was logged on to more than 2 machines at the same time. Pass that info to form teacher, head of year, whatever and get them to deal with it.

    You can spend a long time trying to find ways to do this; none of them is perfect, all of them will cause grief in various ways (not least the bullying that will be triggered as kids who "need" another logon will beat up a weaker child to get their logon details)

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    Arrow Userlock and LimitLogin

    LimitLogin is cumbersome to set up and use:

    - For one thing, it performs an irreversible Active Directory Schema modification (!).

    - For another, it creates a new partition in Active Directory. It also requires configuring a Web server with the .NET Framework and ASP.NET and setting it up to perform delegated Kerberos authentication.

    - Finally, it requires distributing client packages that support communicating with the Web server via SOAP.

    In short, a Rube Goldberg-ish piece of software ...


    UserLock has just been reviewed in PC Mag and I cannot resist the pleasure of quoting 2 extracts from this review:

    - "BOTTOM LINE: itís an impressive product"
    - "Overall, UserLock is a solid tool that any Windows Network Administrator should consider adding to their network management toolkit if tight user access control is mandatory for their organization."


    Additionally, UserLock offers specific features to secure and optimize free access networks.

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    It's also $10.50 "per user session" according to the review you've quoted - that's quite a lot of money for most schools (see elsewhere the "no money for next year" thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    It's also $10.50 "per user session" according to the review you've quoted - that's quite a lot of money for most schools (see elsewhere the "no money for next year" thread.
    So if you have 1,200 students then thats going to work out at like $12,600 that's £8,247.18 at the current exchange rate, that's more than some peoples budgets for the year.

    XE.com: USD to GBP rate: 12,600.00 USD = 8,251.25 GBP

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    I don't want the faf of installing limit login!


    I see the tool isn't supported in 2008? Does Server 2008 have this built in? if so, it might the rasin (yum) I've been looking for.
    Last edited by chazzy2501; 18th March 2010 at 08:24 AM.

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