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James Hilloya
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Hello, I'd like some advice on how to block users from accessing adult sites. I have a Windows 2003 Server setup as a Domain Controller, DNS and DHCP. I also have about 60 client computers running windows 2000 and XP Pro, they all connect to the Domain Controller and other member servers. We have a Cisco 1721 Router which is remotely configured but our ISP that gives as the T-1 Line. As of now any client can go to any website that they want, I would like to do something that will block adult sites. What would be the best way to do this?? I have full access to the DC. Thank You
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One of the well-known solution that integrates with AD seamlessly is WebSense. They keep updating their database as well.

You might want to try it (www.websense.com), but also understand that it is a costly solution, I don't know the budget limitation that you have.

Also there is another one iprism, lrmoore (the page editor) always suggests this, so you could take a look at that as well.



budget is limited,(up to $1000) i will look at iprism..

I have used DansGuardian before and I do believe it is not that expensive for business use. (It is free for home users)  I have only messed around with it a little, but it does a great job blocking adult sites.

I currently run it on a virtual server as a proxy and force all users to use this proxy through GPO.

about $100 for 1-99 computers.


Thanks daocs it looks great but it says that it runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, HP-UX, and Solaris..... does that mean that it doesnt run on WIndows 200 server?

Correct, it would have to run on a *unix type OS.  What I have done is download VMWARE server (Free) and then load Linux on a virtual machine and run it from that.  The nice thing about using VMWARE is if you make a copy of your virtual server before you mess with the settings, if you screw it up you can always go right back to where it worked last.  
The other nice thing about Dansguardian is it can be used as an antivirus gateway.


They have a vmware appliance already configured for you if you don't want to mess with loading all the software yourself, although it is good to learn.

If you don't want to use a windows server or XP machine with VMWARE you can grab a lowend machine that you are not using and load linux on this and get it up and running.  



i have a machine where i can load unix,,,i could  download ubuntu and install it in that machine..then install vmware on that ubuntu system. , would that work?
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thanks i will do it and let u know!


i am editing the vi /etc/network/interfaces file...after i amke the changes how do i save it?? i tried ctrl-s..didnt work

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