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Protecting Win 95/98 Networked Workstati

By davisey ·
I have win 95/98 workstations attached to an NT 4.0 Server. I want to implement some type of security procedure which would lock the machine when a user walks away and require users to enter their username and password when they return to access their desktop. It would be great if it was combined with a policy - mandated screensaver, too. We are a healthcare organization and the main purpose here is to keep PC's from being accessible by anyone at any time. Also need to create a tracking path for Internet use because several users use the same PC. The security solution needs to be part of a network system policy that is not alterable by the user. Any programs or ideas out there to help me? Thank You!

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by zbrain75 In reply to Protecting Win 95/98 Netw ...

You can set your screen saver to timeout and require a password in Win95/98, however it is not as secure as an NT workstation or Win2k computer.

Considering your user requirements, I'd say it's worth the $100-$130 to upgrade to NT workstation or Windows 2000 PE. To really have user security, you will require an NTFS filesystem which means you need NT or 2000.

With NT or 2000, you will be able to audit user activity and tell who exercizes rights on the machine.

As far as monitoring internet activity, you should set up an application proxy server which is a firewall between you and the internet. You should have a firewall anyway, but an application proxy server requires your users to log in when they want internet access. This way each user will neet to log in requardless of the machine they are using. An application proxy can also be configured to save information on pages and websites the user goes to. There are many application proxy programs available on different operating system platforms. WinProxy is one that is low cost for Windows platforms, but you should do some research into the capabilities and pricing on several before making a final decision.

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by A H In reply to Protecting Win 95/98 Netw ...

I would recommend a program called ?Full Control? which you can download a trial version at this site http://www.bardon.com
You can have almost all of what you have asked for.

For Internet usage try Wingate http://www.wingate.com
It will track sites as well as usage per user with ban lists and allowed only sites etc.

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by kstevens In reply to Protecting Win 95/98 Netw ...

This is it!!! I was having a problem with someone coming in on the weekend and accessing the www from a system in the lobby of our office. The screensaver password didn't work because they could reboot the system and get on the web via the router without logging on to the network.
Your answer is to go to: http://www.crosswinds.net/~steff3/index.htm and download the FREE program I got and have found secure called "Desktop Shield 2000". It really works! I don't know why they don't charge forit!? It not only will not allow access through the screensaver (even on reboot), but it will log every attempt to access the system with date, time, and password used. Works for me!

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