Executable files on N Drive (Home Share), 05 March 2020, 07:30 - 08:00

Posted: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 4:26pm.

Systems / Services Affected:

IT Services provides the N Drive (Home Share) for you to save your work files. However, running executable files (like .exe or .msi) from this folder increases the load on the file servers and may represent a security risk.

We are updating the N Drive to prevent you from running executable files from the following folders on Windows PCs:

  • Desktop
  • Documents
  • Pictures
  • Videos folders

You can still run executable files from your local folders (for example Downloads or C:\Temp), unless they require admin rights.

We do not expect any downtime or interruption to service.

Date / time: 05 March 2020, 07:30 - 08:00

IT Services change/incident number: 3003007

Contact the IT Service Desk for support:

Visit us in Shawcross

Log a support ticket online

Call us on 01273 678090

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