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    CD Ripping 'The Bain of My Life'

    Does anyone know how to stop / disable the cd ripping features in WM10 via GPO

    Also the same for real player but not as urgent.

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    Re: CD Ripping 'The Bain of My Life'

    try www.cdfreaks.com, they usually have all the cd answers!!

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    Re: CD Ripping 'The Bain of My Life'

    oops! sorry, misread your question (not had any sleep )

    I thought you wanted to know HOW to rip!

    I've disabled the CD drives, that helps!

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    Re: CD Ripping 'The Bain of My Life'

    I've taken the CD drives out - that about does it also!!! The ones I've left in - the kids have wrecked - helpful little blighters aren't they?



    Andy.

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    Re: CD Ripping 'The Bain of My Life'

    Yeah I agree when they are broke they are not getting replaced however the are still a large number of machines that have cd drives in them.


    Hmm just had a thought, i'll be back.......

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    Re: CD Ripping 'The Bain of My Life'

    Use filmon and see if you can track the ripping feature down to a particular dll. Most of the other programs that do ripping all seem to use the lame_enc.dll (not media player though) although I seem to remember seeing this in a real player folder possibly once.
    Just stick a software restriction policy on anything you find.

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    Re: CD Ripping 'The Bain of My Life'

    Here's a Group Policy ADM template for you. Disables USB/Floppy/CD/LS-120 drives. If you need to disable anything else (whats the DVD driver called?) just add another section.

    Code:
    CLASS MACHINE
    CATEGORY !!category
     CATEGORY !!categoryname
      POLICY !!policynameusb
       KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR"
       EXPLAIN !!explaintextusb
         PART !!labeltextusb DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
     
           VALUENAME "Start"
           ITEMLIST
            NAME !!Disabled VALUE NUMERIC 3 DEFAULT
            NAME !!Enabled VALUE NUMERIC 4
           END ITEMLIST
         END PART
       END POLICY
      POLICY !!policynamecd
       KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdrom"
       EXPLAIN !!explaintextcd
         PART !!labeltextcd DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
     
           VALUENAME "Start"
           ITEMLIST
            NAME !!Disabled VALUE NUMERIC 1 DEFAULT
            NAME !!Enabled VALUE NUMERIC 4
           END ITEMLIST
         END PART
       END POLICY
      POLICY !!policynameflpy
       KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Flpydisk"
       EXPLAIN !!explaintextflpy
         PART !!labeltextflpy DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
     
           VALUENAME "Start"
           ITEMLIST
            NAME !!Disabled VALUE NUMERIC 3 DEFAULT
            NAME !!Enabled VALUE NUMERIC 4
           END ITEMLIST
         END PART
       END POLICY
      POLICY !!policynamels120
       KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Sfloppy"
       EXPLAIN !!explaintextls120
         PART !!labeltextls120 DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
     
           VALUENAME "Start"
           ITEMLIST
            NAME !!Disabled VALUE NUMERIC 3 DEFAULT
            NAME !!Enabled VALUE NUMERIC 4
           END ITEMLIST
         END PART
       END POLICY
     END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY
     
    [strings]
    category="Custom Policy Settings"
    categoryname="Restrict Drives"
    policynameusb="Disable USB"
    policynamecd="Disable CD-ROM"
    policynameflpy="Disable Floppy"
    policynamels120="Disable High Capacity Floppy"
    explaintextusb="Disables the computers USB ports by disabling the usbstor.sys driver"
    explaintextcd="Disables the computers CD-ROM Drive by disabling the cdrom.sys driver"
    explaintextflpy="Disables the computers Floppy Drive by disabling the flpydisk.sys driver"
    explaintextls120="Disables the computers High Capacity Floppy Drive by disabling the sfloppy.sys driver"
    labeltextusb="Disable USB Ports"
    labeltextcd="Disable CD-ROM Drive"
    labeltextflpy="Disable Floppy Drive"
    labeltextls120="Disable High Capacity Floppy Drive"
    Enabled="Enabled"
    Disabled="Disabled"

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    Re: CD Ripping 'The Bain of My Life'

    I'm back,

    Disabled CD vis GPO lets see how that gets em going. :-)

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    Re: CD Ripping 'The Bain of My Life'

    @ ChrisH: I'll look for the dll, thanks for the pointer.

    @ geoff: nice adm template however I have all those blocked already (2003 GPO) although the USB could come in handy.

    Thanks Guys

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    Re: CD Ripping 'The Bain of My Life'

    Just pull the data cable out of the drives ( cd or dvd or w/e )

    Other then that if you really wanted I am sure windows media player has a setting in its options to disable ripping, if you find out what registry key you need to apply to disable it you could possibly make a startup script to apply that registry key to all machines as apposed to going around each of the machines.

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    Re: CD Ripping 'The Bain of My Life'

    Just a quick thought and this is not tested, but you could deploy a registry change to alter the location that WMP tries to rip the mp3 files to. You could set it to somewhere that the pupils don't have access.

    Bubba.

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