You could be correct, it's been about 7 or 8 years since I worked with government institutions. I know that for K12 they were able to filter, but he's at a university and I didn't notice until later that it's (probably) a private institution that probably doesn't get money from the federal government. I know that when I worked for a library though, they were not able to filter at all (I asked what software they used and they said that they couldn't filter because they received government funds).. I assume that it's the same at a university, where everyone is expected to be an adult. Again though, he appears to be at a private institution, where those rules wouldn't apply.
On 10/19/06, Brian Desmond <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
You might want to check on that again. To even qualify for erate
funds as a K12 you need to be doing web content filtering.
c - 312.731.3132
I believe that disabling the
Automatic Updates service via GPO will block them from installing it, not 100%
Since you're in an educational environment, things can be a little dicey
there. You can't restrict the internet (government funds thing) and I
don't know offhand whether the IE7 installs through Windows Update are running
as Local System or as the user that is logged in. If it's running as the
user account, you can simply deny them the right to install software, but if
it's running as the local System, things are a little more ugly.