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How can i stop certain content from being copied to me network file shares?

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I am a network admin of a schools system and we are having some issues with students copying games to there home directory. I was wanted to know if there is a way to prevent .exe from be copied to the files server? I know when you try and copy a autorun.inf file it will error out so i did not know if there was something in Active Directory i could do or in the registry of the file server or some third party app. I thought i could also run a script ever night deleting .exe's but I would rather stop them from being on there to begin with. Thanks for your help in advanced.
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If you are using Server 2003 R2 or above, you can configure File Server Resource Manager to screen file types. Please refer to the Technet guide for more info - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755603(WS.10).aspx
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I also like the File Server Resource Mgr idea.  Look at the screenshot.  You can block  executables...and many other types using the screens.
 
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This worked perfect. Thanks!!!1
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