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Old 10-07-2005, 08:06 PM   #11
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Lol, yeah. I suppose the younger they are the more can do it. I'm pretty sure in my whole school when I left there were only like three of us who could have done it, all in final year.
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:34 PM   #12
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are the kids changing the settings on the computers or just resetting the BIOS?
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Old 10-24-2005, 02:43 PM   #13
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most of the kids are just doing this to prove that they can, although they don't realize it is costing me time and money to deal with their little pranks.

thank you for all the great replies everyone, very much appreciated!!
been talking to our network supplier and the way to go is BIOS passwords for all the schools in our group as well as HDD being the only boot device.

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Old 10-26-2005, 01:25 AM   #14
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regedit from CPrompt would be my guess.
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Old 10-27-2005, 01:31 PM   #15
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If you get cables and locks the next step is to make sure the liquid nitrogen is out of reach. Squirting the cable with liquid nitrogen freezes the cable. A light tap and the cable will shatter, or lock, wich ever.
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Old 10-27-2005, 06:24 PM   #16
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Eh, then it doesn't become a security issue. It then becomes vandalism. My school has a really strict policy, even if you just change the desktop picture you get some form of punishment. God knows what you'd get if you were found ripping out a lithium battery.

Here's what my school does.
1) Numbers the computers
2) Assign a computer to a person
3) At the end of the use mouses are flipped over to make sure mouse balls are in there
4) Desktops are checked for new wallpapers
5) If something is wrong they can track down the person who used that computer
6) Adult supervision.
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:47 PM   #17
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Theres an easier way... tell your IT staff to replace the mouse with optical ones, set up group policy settings, set up restricted user accounts (w/ roaming profiles), and use Vision from MasterSolutions: http://genevalogic.com/index.php?id=vision-usa
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Old 10-27-2005, 10:57 PM   #18
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get macs.

works for my school nobody knows their way around a mac its like rocket science to them. with the macs they have "assimilators" so even if anybody changes settings they just fire up the program and it brings it back to its original state. I hate it i wis hthey had PCs so i could play around with them
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:35 AM   #19
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Macs is good but it may not be an option, if they were to replace their original PCs with Macs i believe that it would blow their entire budget ...
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