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Wireless Networks Thread, Exe files in Technical; Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey EduSweep is great - but as others say - its much better to prevent the games ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    EduSweep is great - but as others say - its much better to prevent the games being being run in the first place with a software restriction policy.
    This is very true. Don't forget that EduSweep can also get pick up lists of proxies, shortcuts to proxy and hacking sites as well as unwanted media, none of which will be prevented by policy.

    I've released updated definitions that cut down on false positives a little, run the online update if you haven't already.

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    How do you stop the kids saving exe's then?

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    My student file server is a Linux based samba server. You can use the 'veto files' option to prevent exes and other types of file being put on the shares.

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    See we've only got a standard 2003 server for our file server, so not a lot we can do??

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    Install RC2 on to the server 2003 it gives an excellent file server resource manager which can block any type of file extension from being saved to their user areas. We also use it for quotas.

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    Create a Software Restriction Policy within Group Policy, is the best way.
    Then exclude everything apart from c:\windows\*, c:\program files\*\*, etc. This way they can download the games, they just can't run them.
    You have to go through every single area that you run apps from.. netlogon, etc.

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    I find the constant battle of removing students games is never ending, the best thing i think to do regarding this is to stop fighting them by deleting them as all they do is put them back, we started to reduce there quota and passing the culprits name on to there tutors and letting them deal with them.
    I know you want to remove rubbish they put on and clean everything up, but the real issue is how they get them there in the first place, by teachers and other staff not watching what they are doing.
    I used to spend hours on searching, but in the end, i set up usbdlm and blocked exe's on the usb drives. and i leave the rest up to the teachers, if the kids play on games they are wasting there own time not mine.

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    Edusweep deleted 4000 of the blightys over the weekend.

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