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I want to block some sites such as facebook for some users in Windows server 2003 domain. can some one help me with this?

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Its good if I can block websites using group policy objects in server 2003 domain.

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by:camilosantana
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depends on your setup and savvy of your end-users. Quick, free and dirty solution is to poison your internal DNS. Add zone in DNS facebook.com point the @ record to either 127.0.0.1 or to an internal server you create that has the company Internet policy as the default document as a reminder not to visit such sites.
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by:StevenRichardson
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You could modify a hosts file with facebook pointing to localhost, and then distribute that to the required computers using group policy.
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Donald Stewart earned 250 total points
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Good article here


Restricting Specific Web Sites in Internet Explorer Using Group Policy


http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Restricting-Specific-Web-Sites-Internet-Explorer-Using-Group-Policy.html
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by:IncredibleAngelo
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Is there any way that I can edit group policies on the server to block users?
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by:camilosantana
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i think you're asking a different question which would require a different set of answers.
you want to search for "group policy filtering" as such http://tinyurl.com/23dqld8
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by:chris-burns
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Why Group Policy????

Might be worth investigating something like openDNS.
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by:Donald Stewart
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Group policy you can control specific users or groups of users.
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by:Glen Knight
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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