Solved

Hiding .exe through the GPO.

Posted on 2016-09-27
3
70 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-11
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
0
Comment
Question by:lianne143
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:D Patel
D Patel earned 250 total points
ID: 41817426
In this case do you only want to hide the extension or prevent users from running it?
0
 

Author Comment

by:lianne143
ID: 41817567
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.
0
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
ste5an earned 250 total points
ID: 41817635
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.
0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for Admins

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, and implement Single Sign-On with these master level course.  Only from Platform Scholar

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
Did you know that more than 4 billion data records have been recorded as lost or stolen since 2013? It was a staggering number brought to our attention during last week’s ManageEngine webinar, where attendees received a comprehensive look at the ma…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question