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    Safely Remove Removable Device

    Does anyone know how to enable this for my pupils, at the moment I restrict access to the system tray, is there anyway of just giving them access to the safely remove removable media as they are complaining that pen drives are being broken.

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    Is this on win 2k systems I assume? Only thing you can probably do is make sure everyhting but that is removed from the tray with reg hacks etc or find out what dll etc it points and create a shortcut to it.

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    Create a shortcut for them with the following?:

    rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    I think I love you

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    steady on...

    oh yes!!!!

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    steady on...

    oh yes!!!!
    I think you mean Steady Now.... Oh Yes!!! No no no no.

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    May not work depending on your security settings though. I think they need quite high access to use rundll32

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    I have just tested this and Lee is right, they don't have access to run the shortcut. Balls.

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    One of those few times i hate being right

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    is there one for showing the battery status on laptops? would be great as they can see how much juice is left.

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    Quote Originally Posted by projector1
    is there one for showing the battery status on laptops? would be great as they can see how much juice is left.
    Pull the battery out and check the chargebar?


    ....sorry.

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    how dare you! lol
    the battery icon appears in the system tray but for users the tray is hidden!

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    To automate this, you can use deveject.exe available here (includes

    C++ source code as well):



    ftp://ftp.heise.de/pub/ct/listings/0316-208.zip



    For help, run deveject.exe /? in a command prompt.



    Works for Windows 2000/XP/2003.

    Read me is included in zip file

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    tidy, works over a network too, i'll try it as a pupil later.

    /me moves love over to gecko

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    Re: Safely Remove Removable Device

    lol

    let me know if that works or even if you can give that exe relevant permissions for students to run to be able to safely remove the usb devices.



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