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Visual Basic .NET in a network

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At my school, i've installed visual basic .net for 1 class. Our students are only allowed to save file to their homefolder on the server. Visual however won't run a project out of a network-map. Does anyone have an idea how it could fix this. Because i don't want the student to need to have acces to the c-drive of the local computers.
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by:JuckMan
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By default .NET framework does not trust network drives. Every student need to run the following command in their computers/notebooks so that their .net framework in their machine will trust the network share

c:\>caspol -q -machine -addgroup 1 -url file://z:/* FullTrust -name "Z Drive"

same can be accomplished by using Program->Administrative tools->.net configuration

you will see multiple .net configuration programs if you have more than one version of framework installed in your machine.

hope this helps to resolve your issue
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by:OddyIT
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If the student use the H-drive as home, do I simply replace the z:/ by h:/, and het name what do I have to put there? The name that apears next to the H-drive in My Computer is different for every user for example: Tom Gellar is tgellar$ on File-server

c:\>caspol -q -machine -addgroup 1 -url file://z:/* FullTrust -name "Z Drive"
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by:JuckMan
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-machine you do not use a machine name; you could simply use -m

Here is a more easy example

CasPol.exe -m -ag 1.2 -url file://z:/* FullTrust

In the setting 1.2 denotes the intranet group.. Mostly that is how the students would access the z drive.  

hope this helps
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