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Blocking NET.EXE

Discussion in 'Networking' started by chopster, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. chopster

    chopster Thread Starter

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    We have a small windows 2000 LAN and I need to block our users from accessing the DOS Prompt, as all they are doing all day long is sending messages to each other by Net Send.

    It has been suggested to me that I block NET.EXE but I don't know how to do it. Is this likely to cause any problems if I do.

    Can anyone tell me how to go about blocking it please
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You can just go into Services and disable Windows Messenger service, that will kill off NET Send. The only issues are if you actually want to send real messages, or have stuff like a UPS that uses Messenger to alert you to status.
     
  3. Rockn

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    Either that or limit their login priveliges and only allow them to run selected services. This will also restrict other functions they might need so disabling messaging on 10 workstations might be easier. If you want the option mentioned you can also create another user group with the restricted priveleges.
     
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