Use of laptops by students within college on a w2k network
Posted on 2003-03-03
Anyone have any suggestions on how to tighten down the security for students bringing in their laptops into the college. I am worried about students being able to run any application they like on their own machines which could adversely effect the network, or deliberate hacks. It's fine when we can control what the student can see and what apps they run, but when they've got an open playing field they could run riot! I wondered whether we could look at running with user profiles and maybe have a particular profile for network use, with a student start menu and locked out control panels etc (all the regular stuff we have on desktops). All desktops are currently W98. We use poledit to regulate what the users can see. Of course, we can't necessarily guarantee what OS the student may be running on his/her laptop - it could be anything from w95 to Linux!
Is there any out-of-the-box software that could do this job for us?