Windows 2000 server issue

By patrick ·
Hello there,

I'm in a situation that I am unsure how to implement. I have a client that has around 20 computers (with various OS's WinXP home, WinXP Pro, Win Media Center) that are connected to the internet via DHCP thru a windows 2000 server NOT running Active Directory. What I've been asked that is it possible to block internet access on 6 of the computers but retaining access to the server for storing files. I'm sure this can be accomplished but I'm unsure how. I've tried several options already and seeing as how that my client is an engineering firm the employees have figured out how to get around the previous blocks. So far I've tried IPsec on a per computer basis blocking port 80, and changing the default gateway. I was reading on techrepublic on another thread that someone suggested on adding a classid to the nics and then doing something at the server to implement the block.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.


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Try this software for blocking access to the internet..

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Thank you for your reply

by patrick In reply to Try this software for blo ...

Any idea how much the software is. I was actually hoping to do this without having to pay for any 3rd party software or, any open source software that you know of? Thanks again for your help.


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Here's a freebie

by Jacky Howe In reply to Windows 2000 server issue

Login Script

Create setproxy.reg (any filename can be used)

Open notepad & type in as follows:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 (or the appropriate version of regedit, if different)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings] "ProxyServer"="<Your Proxy IP Address>:<Proxy Port>" "ProxyEnable"=dword:00000001

Copy setproxy.reg to login script folder.

Add the following line to the login script.

Regedit /s setproxy.reg

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I Found This Article Interesting

by patrick In reply to Windows 2000 server issue

I think this is the solution I'm going to use for the time being. Sygate Personal Firewall. I know its an older app but it seems to have the mac address blocking that i need and the price is good. Any other suggestions are gladly welcomed.


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