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Can group policy be used to stop students from saving certain file types on the server?

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How can we best stop students from saving certain types of files like exe, avi, mpg, com, dll, mp3, etc...... into their home folders?

Is there a group policy setting that can be used?  

All client PCs use Windows 2000 pro.
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Afraid not.
But you can upgrade your file server to W2k3 R2; file screening (among other things) is included, and the quota management has been majorly improved.
What's New in Storage Management
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/overview/technologies/storage.mspx

Microsoft IT Showcase: Microsoft File Server Resource Manager
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8a081a66-4fa0-42fe-ad43-2ef80dee5f34&displaylang=en

Cut the Crap
http://redmondmag.com/columns/article.asp?editorialsid=1487

If you can't upgrade for whatever reason, you'll need a third party product like this:
NTP Software QFS Family of Products
http://www.ntpsoftware.com/products/qfs/?adrid=

Or the cheap and easy version:
An announcements that those files aren't allowed, and a scheduled script that just deletes them on a nightly basis ...
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Thanks again oBdA.  Very clear and helpful.
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