Prevent users from saving specific file type to file server?

Posted on 2004-11-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Is there any way on Win2003 (without the use of 3rd party products) to prevent users from saving certain file types to the server?

I had in mind, specifically MP3s as we seem to have a bit of a problem there with people thinking the server is their own personal jukebox!

Ta :-)
Question by:tini1709

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    I would say there is no way to prevent the saving of a certain file type.  I dont say this from a "I know all the possible setting is windows 2003 server", but rather, from the standpoint that IF there is a way to block a filetype, all the users would have to do is rename "music.mp3" to "" and storage would be available.

    just my $0.02


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    Windows will not allow you to block certain filetypes by itself. Rather, you need something like Veritas StorageCentral. You can check it out here:

    The pricing is affordable as well.

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