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    Sound issue

    Not sure if this really comes under security, but heres a question:

    is there any way we can disable sound for certain times of day?
    Right now sound is disabled in the bios, but we need it re-enabling. Is there any program that will mute all sound while running, then restore sound when it closes? or some other way of preventing sound between 9 and 3, that doesn't need anything other than closing a program or something.
    If the world doesn't stop annoying me I will name my kids ";DROP DATABASE;" and get revenge.

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    Oh the irony, I just got an e-mail saying that funding for the project has been withdrawn and its no long an issue. Of course, I'm still curious if it is even possible.
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    What are you trying to do Aard~?

    You can turn off speakers so people would have to use headphones?

    A bit more requirements specification would be appreciated? .................. If you want to be like the user, please send it to us in bits via snail mail.......... we will reassemble according to our tastes and gut feelings
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    You could write a program that accesses windows sound api calls in a few minutes in visual basic. You can write one to set the volume to 0% and another to say 75% and use the built in task scheduler in windows to set them to run at certain times.

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    oofki is a true "hacker", that is a very elegant solution IMHO
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    Basically, I need something to disable sound that a normal user can't bypass, but something that is done only in software so that we can manage it remotely. We could just disable the sound in the bios (its onboard) but thats a hassle to do to 30 pcs every night and morning.

    Adjusting the volume is one way, but its not too hard for a user to adjust it back. Whatever it is will need to run as system so the user can't kill it too.
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    okay here we go...

    -Disable people from removing scheduled tasks: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305612

    -Go in control panel and disable the tray icon for volume (in Sounds and Audio Devices)

    -Disable the sounds and audio in control panel
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/261241

    -Then write the 2 smalls aps and schedule them.



    Or better yet... if they are all xp machines write a script to disable the windows audio service at a certain time and enable and start it at another.

    -Oofki the "true hacker" ha

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