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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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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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