Windows Thread, Blocking Minecraft in Technical; Hi,
Our lovely IT students love playing minecraft, but we cant figure out a way to block the Java program ...
14th January 2011, 10:15 AM #1
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Our lovely IT students love playing minecraft, but we cant figure out a way to block the Java program without effect the rest of windows. Normally we would block the exe of a game via sophos application control, but doesn't seem to work on this.
14th January 2011, 11:21 AM #2
While this isn't 100% successful I can describe an Group Policy setting that has blocked access to Runescape for Students here and might be worth a go for Minecraft for you.
[Server OS: Server 2008]
Create or edit a GPO that controls Student settings. Go to:
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Internet Explorer/Internet Control Panel/Security Page
Select Site to Zone Assignment List. Select 'Enabled. Click 'Show' Click 'Add'
In the 'Enter the name of the item to be added' box type 'minecraft.net'
In the 'Enter the value of the item to be added' box type '4'
[both without the quotes]
Click 'OK', 'OK', 'Apply' Close the GPO editor window.
Wait for policy to be replicated. Logon as a student and test. Fingers crossed you will find that Minecraft is inaccessible.
14th January 2011, 12:36 PM #3
can't you just block it's connection to the internet thus rendering it unusable?
14th January 2011, 01:00 PM #4
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Cheers dave will give that a try.
The damn thing works offline too.
14th January 2011, 01:10 PM #5
I have to take this approach because our ISA sever crashed without hope of recovery some time ago. There is no money to replace it so I am looking for other ways of URL blocking. As I said in the reply above this is not 100% effective but it does work for some URLs I want blocked.
Originally Posted by danbuntu
20th May 2014, 09:28 AM #6
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I know this is an old thread, but issue is still current.
Here is a link on how to stop minecraft working in your network environment.
Hope it helps.
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