Alert if remote computer opens up an application

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So, I'm currently a teacher in summer school with about 20 kids. They're all taking the final exams very soon. They will be taking the exam on one specific application. For security purposes, is there a tool that would notify me if a student opened up another app (other than the exam one)? Any ideas?
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You could lock down the system to only allow certain programs to load…you can do this via GPOs like what I wrote about here:
https://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/tip/Controlling-Windows-executables

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  • ToddN2000
    More info is needed. Is the a browser based app or one that is installed? How are the computers set up on the network? What OS are they using? Are logins required? What are you concerns about the other apps a student may open?
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  • ToddN2000
    I am also curious as to your "Remote" definition. Do you mean all the students will take the test off sit through a web connection? If this is the case, then there is nothing to really stop them from opening an app on another computer or mobile device. There may nothing you can do to stop them.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    OS information is required to achieve this type of task. If you are using latest version of Windows, that is Windows 10, you can try this, through Settings app > Accounts section. In the column on the left, choose "Family & other people." Scroll down until you see a section called "Other people." Now tap the "Set up assigned access". Now select the account through "Choose an account" and select the local user account that you want to restrict. Next, tap "Choose an app," A list of apps are shown. Scroll down until you find the app that you want to assign & tap on its name. After that, all you need to sign out of Windows 10. Then, sign into the local user account for which you set the restriction & check if that works.

    If you will provide their examination through an IP address/a website, then nothing to do. Just open the link before the examination starts and ensure Login (if any) and after that when they all will inside this interface/ system, they will be engaged for their examination.

    Generally, kids don't have so much computer knowledge that they will apply on the systems. Basically kids are innocent. So, don't worry, make it simple.

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  • TheRealRaven
    In my front room, I can see four working laptops, two desktop systems, a tablet and a smartphone. The laptops and one desktop run Linux. There's no viability to the idea of monitoring all apps without a human monitor.

    My setup isn't common, but a computer plus a smartphone sure is.
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  • TheRealRaven
    The 'Answer' from @Kevin Beaver is viable as long you control all remote systems. If these belong to students at home or some similar circumstance, it won't be easy.
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  • ToddN2000
    You will only be able to control the devices on the network. Secondary remote devices using a Wi-Fi or mobile network/hotspot will be beyond your control.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    According to @Kevin Beaver, GPO is a better way to the task that what did you want.
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