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    Re: Teachers laptops on wireless network

    it dosent allow anon access. from what i understand about ldap, no it dosent use ldap

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    Re: Teachers laptops on wireless network

    Use a GPO to force them through the proxy, logging on using a domain account at school. At home they can logo n using the local Laptop account.

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    Re: Teachers laptops on wireless network

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    thats what i would have done but they can access the net at the school through the laptops local account with out any restrictions.

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    Re: Teachers laptops on wireless network

    AFAIK most schools do not allow staff to log on to laptops using a local account. This opens up all sorts of cans containing wriggly little things without legs.

    Back in the day (god that makes me sound old) when I was a NM, I always locked the laptops down.

    At the end of the day, it comes down to priorities, if the main priority is that they cannot bypass the proxy, then I would lock them down.

    This will probably then open up the other “up till now quiet” can of wriggly creatures and upset them all because the can no longer download and install the latest P2P file sharing thingy… sorry I mean free educational interactive whiteboard resource from the internet.

    Basically it becomes a PR exercise, prepare responses well, compromising security, confidential data, accountability etc etc, because the sh*& will hit the fan.

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    Re: Teachers laptops on wireless network

    Phase 1 ... lock out Net Access except anything that goes through your cache ... this will mean that whatever you use as a firewall needs to have Port 80 blocked to incoming / outgoing for all IPs apart from those that you specify (the cache obviously ... and your machine of course!!!)

    That way if anyone tries to use anything except the cache they get a polite 'cannot access server'.

    Even if they log on locally they cannot go anywhere.

    As for logging on locally ... we do it here with very few issues ... we even make them local admins. It is done with a health warning ... if they cock it up then it gets fixed when we have time ... it is rare that we have people coming to us with problems ... what we do get is people coming to us *before* they try something out to either let us know what they are going to do or to check that there is not a problem.

    It has left us with most teachers feeling more confident about using their laptops. It doesn't work for everyone ... but it does for us.

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    Re: Teachers laptops on wireless network

    I am in the process of looking at giving staff a specific local power user log on only to be used to install hardware and software such as their home printers on their laptops.

    Ben

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    Install firefox (or a different browser) and set the proxy settings in there. Then rename the shortcut 'School Internet'.

    They'll still be able to get unfiltered through IE, but they'll have signed an AUP anyway, so you've done your part :P

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