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How to block Active Directory users from copying, exporting to external media?

Posted on 2008-10-07
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Hello Experts! I need to block users in a specific Active Directory Container (SBS 2003) from Domain desktops to External Media (Flash Drives, CD's/DVD's). I know disabling right click is straighforward enough. Had a few ideas. One, block all drives except sanctioned mapped drives. Need to know if that is possible or if there is a simpler solution.
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by:xprog
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we use device lock
http://www.devicelock.com/

Works well
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You can use a GP to disable the drives except for C: from showing up in my computer or being usable. If you want to disable all USB disk systems this is a great artical on how...
http://www.petri.co.il/disable_usb_disks_with_gpo.htm
 
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Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 
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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555324
Includes the code for creating the custom adm file that can be uploaded to the GP... this will take care of both.
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nice post rj I had to go find it again.. lol
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Cheers guys, I ended up going for the idiot guide. As always, experts indeed!
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Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

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