Deleted Files Reappear



Brian
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
I did some searching around for this and found plenty of questions, but no
distinct answers.

I am looking at one station in particular, but this has happened with other
stations as well.

XP Pro, SP1a. I don't want my users to have any of the internet toys that
come with XP, so I have uninstalled outlook express, netmeeting, messenger,
etc using control panel, add/remove windows components. However looking
through the program files directory, I found the files for OE and netmeeting
were still there. So I deleted them. There was no error and I was able to
delete them. However the next time I look back in the directory, the file
are there again!

I have also seen this happening when I tried to delete all the extraneous
screen savers. It would make sense that if I delete a file I want it gone.
What do I have to disable to make Windows stop putting the files back? Is
there a way to stop this as a matter of policy at setup?

Thanks
Brian

WM
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Windows File Protection will not allow you to remove them for good. Same
with Movie Maker...

Unfortunate, but expected, behavior.

"Brian" <reply2me@thenewsgroup> wrote in message
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>I did some searching around for this and found plenty of questions, but no
> distinct answers.
>
> I am looking at one station in particular, but this has happened with
> other
> stations as well.
>
> XP Pro, SP1a. I don't want my users to have any of the internet toys that
> come with XP, so I have uninstalled outlook express, netmeeting,
> messenger,
> etc using control panel, add/remove windows components. However looking
> through the program files directory, I found the files for OE and
> netmeeting
> were still there. So I deleted them. There was no error and I was able to
> delete them. However the next time I look back in the directory, the file
> are there again!
>
> I have also seen this happening when I tried to delete all the extraneous
> screen savers. It would make sense that if I delete a file I want it gone.
> What do I have to disable to make Windows stop putting the files back? Is
> there a way to stop this as a matter of policy at setup?
>
> Thanks
> Brian
>
>

T-Bone
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
"WM" <newsgroups@getwired.com> wrote
> Windows File Protection will not allow you to remove them for good. Same
> with Movie Maker...
>
> Unfortunate, but expected, behavior.

So if there's no way to get them off the computer is there some way to
prevent users from running those programs?

Thanks

Brian

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
"T-Bone" <reply2me@thenewsgroup> wrote in message
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> "WM" <newsgroups@getwired.com> wrote
> > Windows File Protection will not allow you to remove them for good. Same
> > with Movie Maker...
> >
> > Unfortunate, but expected, behavior.
>
> So if there's no way to get them off the computer is there some way to
> prevent users from running those programs?
>
> Thanks
>
> Brian
>
>

Delete them from the dllcache folder first (or wherever
the duplicates are kept). Keep in mind that savvy users
will restore them from another PC. To really lock down
a PC requires a lot of effort!

WM
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
And to avoid that, you should have the users not log on as a member of the
Administrators group. An Administrator can do anything - regardless of what
you put in place to stop them. By definition, they own the box.

"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
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>
> "T-Bone" <reply2me@thenewsgroup> wrote in message
> news:%23YRKiGyWFHA.3584@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> "WM" <newsgroups@getwired.com> wrote
>> > Windows File Protection will not allow you to remove them for good.
>> > Same
>> > with Movie Maker...
>> >
>> > Unfortunate, but expected, behavior.
>>
>> So if there's no way to get them off the computer is there some way to
>> prevent users from running those programs?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Brian
>>
>>
>
> Delete them from the dllcache folder first (or wherever
> the duplicates are kept). Keep in mind that savvy users
> will restore them from another PC. To really lock down
> a PC requires a lot of effort!
>
>


Deleted Files Reappear