A program to delete all files and folders within a folder, on a win2000 machine with restricted user rights.
Posted on 2003-10-31
At work(an IT learning centre) we have 40 machines. Students are supposed to save all their work onto their floppy disks, purely to keep the machines free from being clogged up with crap.
They are Windows 2000, and they are all left logged on with a standard restricted account called Student.
I have been tasked with finding a way to keep the My Documents folder clear. There are two choices here: (1) I could try to find a way to write a program which will prevent students from saving in that folder, prompting them with a custom message each time. Or (2) I could write a program which periodically empties the folder.
I tried my hand at number 2, but the only method I could get working was to delete the My Documents folder and re-create it. This being scheduled to run with scheduled tasks is not a very foolproof way of doing things, and as a restricted user
Any help on systematically deleting all files and folders within the my documents folder using any method would be appreciated.
PS: Remember tho, that as restricted user shelling out the commands gonna work too well