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    Preventing users from running executables from their home drives and usb drives

    There are various ways of doing this, but I don't think I've got the best method as there are reports of users still runing exe files.

    any suggestions appreciated.

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    We do ours throught Software Restriction Policy in Group Policy

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    File resource manager also works well too

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    We do ours throught Software Restriction Policy in Group Policy
    Same here, we also use USBDLM to control what driver letter is assigned to a USB device which helps when creating the policy.

    If you want more information on this check out the the following thread

    Stopping .exe files from being run from a USB stick

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    For the software restiction policy you will have to add a few drive letters past what is on the Pc. For example if you PC has a C: and a D: drive you will need to put software restrictions on E: and F: depending on what is the next avaliable drive letter for the USB drive. Some of the more cunning students may use multiple usb drives so they get assigned a different drive letter etc...

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    thanks everyone... that's been useful.

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    I use File Resource Manager in 2003 R2 to stop .exe and all .mp3...........works really well, I also setup Email Notification of when someone "trys" to put a exe or mp3 in there user area.

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