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    Stopping games on pen drives!!

    we have a big problem at the moment where kids are bringing in games on flash drives and running them from there!

    I have heard that it is possible to prevent programs from ruinning from certain locations but i cant remember where the setting is.

    Has anyone done this and if so how did you do it?

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    Re: Stopping games on pen drives!!

    Search the forums on software restriction policies. You'll find many threads.

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    Re: Stopping games on pen drives!!

    You could take the other approach... prevent the use of USB drives and blame it on misuse.

    You can then force kids to email documents from home. This would then pass through a system that does not allow executables to be downloaded.

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    Re: Stopping games on pen drives!!

    USB drives are great for those without internet access at home, and we restrict the running of executables from these drives so don't have any problems.

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    Re: Stopping games on pen drives!!

    how did you do that then webman

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    Re: Stopping games on pen drives!!

    It's a GPO somewhere, not sure which one though as we're running an RM CC3 network. This might help though.

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    Re: Stopping games on pen drives!!

    thanks for that - is it possible to point me to the key that i am looking for?

    after all there are 1671 items in that list!!?!?!

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    Re: Stopping games on pen drives!!

    We're trialling DiskNet at the moment - it looks very good (though not cheap). You can specify which files on the stick you don't like and force them to delete the files before thewy can use it in the PC. Cool.

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    Re: Stopping games on pen drives!!

    You might find the program "trust no exe" does the same for free.

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    Re: Stopping games on pen drives!!

    We have a problem with kids embeding flash games in excel spreadsheets.

    Can't ban excel !!!!!!!

    Mainly 6th formers so we got the head of 6th form to read the riot act and explain that it is a privelege to be alowed to use a pen drive, not a right.

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    Re: Stopping games on pen drives!!

    In this case, I would seek the use of AUP's and severely b**l*ck each one and make it known. Disable their user accounts for a week (make them do paper work) disable their access to e-mail for a week or so (make them use pen drives floppies etc) one of these will slow them down. ICT access is a privilege not a right here maybe thats where you need to lean towards? Some days when im feeling especiall evil, I can sit with AB Tutor open and watch half the school's screens and close flash games as kids open them, much hilarity ensues as they spend ages trying to work it out.

    (evil) fooby

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