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Monomyth

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Hello, Artemis community.

I introduced myself in the Bridge Crew Comms category a few days back. There, I mentioned how I am pitching the idea of Artemis for a local community center program.

The area I am considering setting up is the video editing computer lab, because it's a row of computers facing a large wall monitor. Lights could even be dimmed for an atmospheric effect.

But, I have some questions on setting up the server. Currently, all the computers are connected to the media server. Our IT administrator is understandably concerned about gamers getting access to that, so I can't use Artemis through that.

I've gathered that Artemis could just play off a single computer in the lab setup as a server. How would the other lab computers connect to the Artemis server, without having to disconnect from the media server? Do we need special cables?

For clarification, we can create a unique login for Artemis players, that accesses the editing computers, but without access to the media server.
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Hi, for clarification I have a few questions. What version and edition of Windows are the clients? And how do you connect to the media server? Finally, are they on the same network?
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Hi, for clarification I have a few questions. What version and edition of Windows are the clients? And how do you connect to the media server? Finally, are they on the same network?


Windows 7, but I don't know the edition. I'll have to ask around when I can. I'm just an intern. LOL.

From what I've gathered, the computers are connected to a server using ethernet cables. I'll have to check again tomorrow.

Every computer in the lab are on the same network.
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you will have to test it to make sure, but generally as long as all the computers are on the same network you should be able to connect to the server computer just fine. If they are worried about installing games, you can also run the exe from a thumb drive


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you will have to test it to make sure, but generally as long as all the computers are on the same network you should be able to connect to the server computer just fine. If they are worried about installing games, you can also run the exe from a thumb drive



Definitely. So, basically I just have to make sure if there's an "Artemis login" profile that is not allowed to connect to the media server?
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So what you want to make is a user account that is restricted to Artemis, and has NO access to network drives?
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Yes, that's what I mean.
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Here are some articles that should help you.
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8035/how-to-restrict-access-to-drive-in-my-computer-on-windows/
Note: You may need to do the first tutorial under the account you want to restrict.
Start by disabling access for the user using Group Policy Editor (Win + R, type gpedit.msc).
Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components.
Find "Prevent access to drives from my computer" and set it to "restrict all drives".
Also disable a setting labeled "Allow mapping of network drives" for additional security. Enable any others you think could make it more secure.
Note: This only prevents a guest from using Windows Explorer to access the drive, not third party programs!
Next you will want to select the network drive and change the sharing permissions.
Right click the network drive and select properties > the Security tab > Advanced > Change Permissions > Add > type "Users" or the name of the user to block > Change type to Deny > Select Full Permissions.
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Make sure it applies to "This folder, subfolders, and files". This should prevent third party programs from accessing the network drive. Feel free to click "Okay" then add the "Guests" to the list. Then you could change the account type of your Artemis account to guest. Further restricting what the user can do.
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This may or may not work with your network drive, depending on how it is set up. It should say permissions entry for the drive you selected. Then just as a reminder, the other accounts need good passwords if you want it to truly be secure. [wink] I hope this helps!


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