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newbie question about profiles

By The Clam ·
Sorry to ask such a doltish question, as you may guess I'm more a Linux guy and haven't done any Windows training!

One of the labs I'm admin for runs on Win2k and the server is also Win2k. Some of the students here have got some things in their Temporary Internet Files which Sophos is moaning about - one JSNoClose (woo, be afraid) and 2 corrupt word documents. The problem is that as these guys are logging into other workstations it's dragging their profiles around more PCs and each one they go on starts popping up a sophos message on boot warning about the 'virus' it found.

Student logins can't access Internet Options to clear their cache, and the profile directories on the server here can't be touched - it can't work out who owns them etc (dunno if this is normal or what?) so I can't do it this end.

What I could do I suppose is log into 1 computer as the offending student, then log in as admin on another, delete the files using \\machine\c$ then log the student out to force a synchronise.

Surely there must be a cleaner way though?

Ideas gratefully received!

Foeh

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by voldar In reply to newbie question about pro ...

You say you can't access the profiles from the server. I think (I bet in fact) it's a security/permission mismatch. Try to take the ownership of the whole folder where the profiles are stored (Security > Advanced > Owner, select the Administrator and mark the "Replace owner on ...". That should let you access the students profiles folders and you can erase the Temporary Internet Files.
Hope that help - good luck.

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by The Clam In reply to newbie question about pro ...

I've heard from another source that this is the solution too, however, the people who guarantee our system here won't let me do it unless I "understand the full security implications". So I faxed them instructions on how to bring up a command prompt and regedit from a user login on their "secure" workstations. Thanks for the info though, and sorry it took so long to approve it!

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by The Clam In reply to newbie question about pro ...

The profiles folder is currently owned by the administrators group. I would assume that's fine. Please correct me if I'm wrong and it needs to be "administrator" :)

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