If your filtering system or firewall interacts with Active Directory, then you should be able to create a group in Active Directory (InternetRestriction) and create a rule in either the filtering system or firewall which disallows any http traffic (firewall) or blocks all categories (filtering system). This will work for any device that they login to. If it is a device which doesn't require a login and you have not forced authentication, then it is up to supervision. Fred Wadlington, Systems Administrator Milton Town School District (802) 893-3210 x1130 School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on Thursday, April 05, 2012 at 10:41 AM -0400 wrote: >Dear All > >I have a teacher who is requesting help with an issue. >He wants students to be able to access network files, but not the web > >My filter might do this, if I added authentication for everyone, not >something I >want to do. > >I seem to recall that some of the products like synchroneyes would do >this. >Just wondering if anyone is currently using such a solution or has a >workable >suggestion > >server2003 >windows7 > >I understand that some of you might be thinking 'this is a classroom >management issue, not a technology issue' but defining the issue isnt >what I >am trying to do. > >thanks > > >R > >Is it possible to get software that will block internet access for a >certain time >period without blocking access to the school network?... I will be able >to see >their screens from my desk but it gets exhausting calling them on it all >the >time. > __________________________________________________________________ CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy/delete all copies of the original message.