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The solution should be transparent to the user (remember this will be kids using it). I don't think they should need a lesson on how to type out a path for an exe in order to play a game. You may want to look into what JScott suggested. Finding out how to run those games under a limited account will likely be the best way to prevent further installs. ...
Similar to what the previous poster said, you could use AutoIT to create an exe that when ran, it pops up a message pox and asks for the path to the exe which then runs it using Run as, the password then wouldn't be stored in plain text it'd be within a complied exe, although i've no idea how easy it is to get out of there, but easier than a vbscript anyway. ...
I'm surprised you care to be honest, it's a game, that might be slower than the students wish - shouldn't they be studying etc? To me this is a policy, not technical, issue.
Starcraft2 doesn't use real P2P communication between clients - all multiplayer network data gets routed via the Blizzard servers. So you simply need to add rules prioritising traffic to/from the Blizzard servers. Note that the blizzard server used will depend on your geographical region. Alternately you could find out which port SC2 uses to send/receive ...
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