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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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Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

 
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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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by:nikdonovanau
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Cheers guys, I ended up going for the idiot guide. As always, experts indeed!
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