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Securing the Start Menu

Discussion in 'Software' started by simongrahamuk, Nov 5, 2008.

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  1. simongrahamuk
    Honorary Member

    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    Found a flaw in security at a school I was at today that I thought I'd share. (Yes it was the same school that I've had all of the other problems at!)

    Basically the Students all have a mandatory profile that they access, they also have a redirected Start Menu that is redirected to a share on the server.

    What we discovered today is that if users double click on a program folder on that folder they open up a windows explorer window that allows them to browse up through the server structure, and ultimately the network, which for those of you who work in a school will know that this is a big no no.

    After a lot of googling it seems that the easiest fix for this is to add a registry key that stops the explorer windows from openning. The registry key is as follows:




    You need to add the above to a .reg file and then you can either simply double click and add it to the registry manually, or, if like this school you have 650 workstations add it to a startup script batch file GPO.


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