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Hiding .exe through the GPO.

Hi

We have  installed Visual studio and when they create a project it save the  project as project.exe file on their home directories that is located on our file server.  I would like to hide the .exe extension . Is it possible to do this through the GPO.

Thanks
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lianne143
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D PatelD Patel, Software EngineerCommented:
In this case do you only want to hide the extension or prevent users from running it?
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lianne143Author Commented:
I only want to hide the extension, If I prevent users from running .exe. they will not be able to run the created project successfully.
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
First of all: Don't do this. It makes your user vulnerable for virus attacks.

How do you think, are many viruses spread? Exactly. By extension hiding.

We have  installed Visual studio and when they create a project it save the  project as project.exe file on their home directories that is located on our file server

This is not correct. Visual Studio saves its files in solutions *.sln and projects (*.vbprog, *.csproj) and many more files. But not as *.exe.

Also talk to your development head. The normal VS studios directories should all be on the local machine. And production source should be under source control, this includes your using your standard builds.
In the standard build you define where compiled programs should be deployed. But test builds should also only store their result locally.
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