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How to block limited domain or local users to paste movie and song files to hard disk ?

Posted on 2008-02-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi friends !

I am running Windows 2003 Active Directory Domain Controller. All the client PCs are member of the domain and are grouped in Organizational Units.  For my computer laboratory, All the computers are member of an Oraganizational Unit named: ComputerLab.  I have created a Data Server and have assigned Quota for the user named: ComputerLabUser, so that it will have the hard disk quota from the Data server. I have restricted local drives for this user.

Now I want to know...

Can I disable user from pasting files with specific extension i.e. wmp, wmi, mp3 etc ( specially video and audio files ).

Is there any way in Group Policy of AD or in individual machine to do so ?

Please give your valuable suggestions...



Question by:JatinHemant

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Akliner earned 1000 total points
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You can do that quite easily in using filters (need the R2 extension and activation of the File Server Resource Manager). In the file resource manager,  go to the filters section and you filters any extension on any directory. You have some predefined filters (ex: medias = *.mp3, *.avi...) but you can create yours. You also have the possibility to choose between to block files or just send a warning to them or to you...


Author Comment

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Thanks Akliner ! and sorry for late reply...

Please tell me what is this R2 extension and how to activate File Server Resource Manager. I know about file server and disk quota but these terms R2 extension and Resource Manager, they are new for me.



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