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    Stopping pupils downloading in IE

    Is there a handy GPO for this please?

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    Re: Stopping pupils downloading in IE

    Yes

    There are two ways to do this: You can turn it off completely by going to the very poorly titled User Configuration\Admin Templates\Internet Explorer\Browser Menus\Disable Save This program to disk option. Works on IE5 and above.

    If you want a bit more control, you can put websites in zones (Intranet Zone, Internet Zone, Trusted Sites, Restricted sites etc) and decide if you want people to be able to download from sites in those zones. Thats in User Configuration\Admin Templates\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page. However this only works on IE6 on WinXP SP2 or above.

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    Re: Stopping pupils downloading in IE

    You can also specify MIME types or filetypes at your proxy and block them at that point.

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    Re: Stopping pupils downloading in IE

    Yep, can do either here with Dansguardian. Then whitelist anything that teachers absolutely need.

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    Re: Stopping pupils downloading in IE

    Yep, block binaries on the student and most likely the staff filtering as well (we do) and allow the ones that are essential through.

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    Re: Stopping pupils downloading in IE

    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    There are two ways to do this: You can turn it off completely by going to the very poorly titled User Configuration\Admin Templates\Internet Explorer\Browser Menus\Disable Save This program to disk option. Works on IE5 and above.
    No point starting a new thread so i'll ask here - is there another policy setting to disable the 'Open This File' option? Not near a domain to check

    Reason is, getting fed up of staff and students losing their work after emailing themselves a word doc, opening it, and then saving, so it saves in the temp file and then dissapears



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