· This method disables a file, which is determined by its hash value.
· You can also disable files & programs using different methods such as path, certificate, and internet zone rules. A path rule specifies a certain path, such as C:\Windows, and does not let the user access any files in these directories.
· It’s important to hide and disable any programs you don’t want unauthorized users to use. Generally student accounts and most restrictive and are only given the most basic permissions.
· Hiding programs from the start menu is also one important step in securing a client computer. This is combination with many other security measures can help insure the safety of your files and network security.
Folder and File Permissions
· At some point you will want to restrict access to certain folders and files within these folders. This process can be done rather simply.
· Right click the folder you want to configure permissions for and select properties. Click the security tab to bring up the groups and users that have access.
· From here you can select the group or user you want and assign them permissions. You can give them several permissions including full control or ready-only access.
· In most cases when creating a shared folder on a network, you will want to limit the access to read-only unless you are an administrator or a user who can contribute to the folder. You may also want to consider setting a disk quota so users do not fill the entire storage device.
· Clicking the advanced tab brings up more settings. You can determine inheritance and further fine tune the permission settings.