[THIN] Re: Office and legalities

  • From: "Beckett, William \(Bill\)" <bill.beckett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 10:23:49 -0400

Good point, so what if I publish only to 5 people AND lock down the
executables with NTFS perms to only those 5, legal then?


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Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 10:19 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Office and legalities

Unfortunately you can still call other applications from within other
applications many times.  For instance, say you have 5 people you wan to
use Word and a different set of 5 you want to use Excel.  you publish
them out and you think your good.  That is until you see that Joe Word
user is embedding Excel documents in their Word documents.  mmmmmm, Joe
Word user isn't supposed to be able to do that?  DOH!  Publishing
applications isn't a security measure.  
You are better off locking down minimally NTFS permissions but it's
better to use something like Software Restriction Policies or 3rd party
products to actually enforce this type of thing.

Jeff Pitsch
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On 9/29/06, gabriel.j.byrne@xxxxxx <gabriel.j.byrne@xxxxxx> wrote: 

        publish it for everyone but limit the instances allowed to run
to 5. that way all users have the facility of using office but you
remain compliant.
        also enable over the limit logging so you get an idea of how
many licenses you would require if more are needed 
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