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    turning internet off in the evenings

    hi guys i have been asked if we can turn the internet off in the evenings and at wk/ends as some of our boys have been coming down from the residential units without permission and using the internet. instead of literally pulling the cable out is there a better way of doing this?? using server 2003 by the way
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    Do you have a proxy server that all workstations must use to access the internet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Do you have a proxy server that all workstations must use to access the internet?
    yes mate

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    Can you put a simple timer on the Power Supply to the Router? No power = no internet

    This sort of thing: QVS Electrical Supplies :: Timer Switches :: 24 Hour Plug-In Timer

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Can you put a simple timer on the Power Supply to the Router? No power = no internet

    This sort of thing: QVS Electrical Supplies :: Timer Switches :: 24 Hour Plug-In Timer
    would work, however networking equipment is like old people - put it off for the night and a few don't get back up....

    What proxy are you using, most have the feature to allow or deny by time built in

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    If they dont have permision, should they be using the network at all? You could just put time restrictions on their accounts so they cant logon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    would work, however networking equipment is like old people - put it off for the night and a few don't get back up....

    What proxy are you using, most have the feature to allow or deny by time built in
    sorry bit knew to this how do i find what proxy im using??

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    If you try to access an unsuitable website is there a 'blocked' page which comes up? This might tell you what proxy you're using.

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    Within active directory users and computers you are able to set the logon times of users. So at evenings and weekends they will not be able to access the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everton4europe View Post
    Within active directory users and computers you are able to set the logon times of users. So at evenings and weekends they will not be able to access the system.
    Setting logon hours in AD prevents logging in outside hours, but does not force a logoff - so anyone logged in would be able to carry on using their logon and hence the internet unless you set Group Policy to force logoff when logon hours expire.

    We do this for teachers and pupils, but not Office Staff

    Group Policy:
    Computer Settings > Windows settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options
    Enable " Network: Force logoff when logon hours expire"

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    Quote Originally Posted by everton4europe View Post
    Within active directory users and computers you are able to set the logon times of users. So at evenings and weekends they will not be able to access the system.
    im looking at where you mean and seeing the account properties but i cannot see anything aiming towards logging on at certain times??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeymike View Post
    im looking at where you mean and seeing the account properties but i cannot see anything aiming towards logging on at certain times??
    It's on the Account Tab of user properties - there's a Logon Hours button

    You can select a group of pupils and do them all in one go.

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    There is a fairly cheap (less that £1/client, well thats what we pay) program 'BrowseControl' which amongst other things allows you to schedule internet access.

    If you structure the groups correctly you can do this for individual groups of machines or all at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    It's on the Account Tab of user properties - there's a Logon Hours button

    You can select a group of pupils and do them all in one go.
    excellent ye that seems to of worked on 1 account but how will i select more than 1 shall i simply highlight more names then do properties and select the time??



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