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Laptop Secuirty in Internal Network

JSCHS
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Hi All,

I work in a school and teachers are bringing in their laptops to my windows 2003 server network. How can I stop them from accessing the network before I have a chance to check there computers for the latest virus defs, updates, patches etc.

This is a real problem for me and I think people are unknowingly bringing viruses and other sus items into the network.

I have asked them to bring their laptops to me, but they don't, so I want to enforce locking them out or even running something that check each computer is up to date.

Please help
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How big is your network ? I mean, how many computers ?

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Rajesh

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250 computers

About 150 PC and about 100 Mac

Macs include OS 9, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4
PCs include Windows 2000 Pro, XP Pro and XP Home

1 2000 Server running ISA 2000 for proxy and internet filtering
1 2003 Server for Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP, Fileserving
1 Mac 10.2 Server for Mac Management and Fileserving
10 Airports for wireless activity
Many points of access for users to plug laptops in
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if they plug into a jack, how are they allowed to access your domain, without their laptops being added to your domain & them logging into it with a domain acct?

you must prevent users from being able to add pc's to your domain, & you need to setup mac filtering for authorized wireless devices only
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