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How I remove files from the users folder?

By Yamezbond ·
I have this server with 200 users, some of them upload mp3's and also other put some files that are not work related, I wonder if there is a script or batch file that allow me to delete specific files every time I run it or maybe there is somenthing that I can add to a task or somenthing that erase those files from the user folder.

Any help will be very apreciated, I'm running Win2k Server and some clients on Win2k Pro and WinXP. Everything is under Active Directory.

Thanks

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Better to train the End-User - better than the dictatorship road

by JimHM In reply to How I remove files from t ...

Better to train the End-User of what is permitted and not permitted storage. Because who are you to say what is Business related and not business related. Just by the name of the file? The EXT? Do you know there are many MP3 presentation from Advisory services that are very business related...

I would go down that road unless you have a good pair of Flame proof Undies and a bullet proof body suit... I would find alternate routes than the Dictatorship you are trying.

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Is true that but doesn't help much

by Yamezbond In reply to Better to train the End-U ...

I don't want to be a dictator stoping them to save whetherver they need to save, but the problem here is that dealing with 200 students at a high school level is kind of hard for a new person who almost understand the policies on Win2k. The problem I have is not only MP3's but some other files like nintendo emulators, which students download from the web, last time I got almost half of the computers infected by a virus because one of the student donwload it on an .EXE file from the Internet.
I have full of backup from the CEO on doing this, so thats why I'm asking for some advise who help me dealing with this problem. I know there are some issues on politics, but since we are a high school we requiere to have certain restrictions with the students, like filtering porno, not let them browse certain sites that might be obsene, or all this bu... but well, thats another issue that we all ready take care, because one of the policies at our school is let the student know that they canno't donwload illegal software or music from the internet.
So what are you sugesting beside the "Dictator" way?, is there anothor eazy way to avoid this?

Thanks

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Big fix-it

by network In reply to Is true that but doesn't ...

>>like filtering porno, not let them browse certain sites that might be obsene, or all this<<

We have 900 on roll and use I-Gear, it does all the filtering, monitoring, reporting etc . . and it blocks specified extentions.

It can be kinda flaky at times but it does the job. Next years budget perhaps?

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OK - Different story now

by JimHM In reply to Is true that but doesn't ...

You didn't say what or where whom you or where you were working - I assumed a business... not HS or JR HS...

Try these few things / Ideas to lock down the access and downloading (simple stuff but effective):

1) Do you use filtering software or a firewall - if so set the filter/firewall to block sites, p2p connections (stops music downloads), block porno sites (get a black list subscriptions - or filter by generics)

2) Set all workstations and ID's as normal users with no admin power.

3) Restrict IE/Netscape from "Save File As" of "Save Link" - so they can not download files.

4) At the end of the school year - make it a policy that all files on the shared drive are deleted and not backed up. No Exceptions! (You should be there now)

You should be able to do this now - and include the teachers machines as well - you know those sickies (Ha) - you should be ready to go by next school year... Also I would have the school have each homeroom teacher give a short presentation on what has changed - (you can created let them give it)..If the school board bitches explain the financial libiales of downloading music and software - that should get them in the budget pocket...

Have fun - sound like a great play ground...

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Thanks thats better :)

by Yamezbond In reply to OK - Different story now

Thanks for replying, that helps to organize my thoughs
1) Yes I use filtering software named N2H2 but it doesn't seem to have the posibility to lock file extenssions, also I make sure to stop the P2P conections on my pix 515 and the N2H2 filtering

2) Also I set the privileges to diferent categories, like teachers have some access to install printers on their account, students have not privilegies to save on the my documents workstation or even on the C drive ..etc..etc.. all students documents are saved on a file server, on their home folder, even teachers have this but in diferent drive.

3) Restrict IE/Netscape from "Save File As" of "Save Link" - so they can not download files.(I don't know how to do this on Win2k with Active Directory)

4) At the end of the school year - make it a policy that all files on the shared drive are deleted and not backed up. No Exceptions! (You should be there now) (This was done since I start using Active Directory)

Is there a policy example that can help me understand more about win2k and internet explorer capabilities that maybe I can implement on my HS?

Thanks again for repling, that was very good help.

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Drive Imaging

by buschman_007 In reply to Is true that but doesn't ...

I got my IT career started as an on campus tech at the Univeristy of Maryland. I'm not sure what level of "lock-down" you are looking for but I know a lot of the computer labs at UMD used drive imaging. Basically every morning the machines reloaded with their base image. Would take about 30-40 minutes to setup a large lab each morning. But all the files and crap from the previous day would become history.

This was years ago, so I don't remember all the specifics. But you'd basically pop the drives, run a command to grab the image from a remote network drive, then it begins and you move to the next workstation. Very straight forward.

Good luck,
Mike

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Assign disk quotas

by Corrielein In reply to Is true that but doesn't ...

Its not going to stop users downloading stuff, but you could restrict the amount of space that each user has by enabling disk quotas and if they fill it up, its then up to them to delete the rubbish! Good luck!

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