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Something similar to FSRM from R2, without having R2

Posted on 2010-09-08
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Hello,

I am looking to implement the folder quota management. Also i would REALLLY like to block certain files from the server (usual suspects - .exe, music, pictures).
My previous employer had an 2003 R2 server, and i really enjoyed the simple yet full of features FSRM.
now i want to (need) to do the same thing on SBS2K3 server that doesnt have R2 installed. Also, it has at least 2 years of life in it, so getting a new server with new OS with all those features that i need is not an option at the moment.

anyone has any suggestions???
i can enable basic "Quota management" on the drive and limit the size of hte home drives, but
i have no clue yet how to block users from saving pictures and music to their home drives.
i either need a pointer to the GPO that can do something like it (i couldnt find it),
or a 3rd party program/utility that would be cheap and effective. by cheap i mean it has to be cheap enough to stop my from considering buying R2

Thanks
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by:Dave_AND
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There is no way to "filter" live the same was as FSRM, you could create a batch file deleting all .exe and .mp3 for example on an hourly basis or daily.

easy batch to make:

del *.mp3 /s /q
del *.exe /s /q

etc etc
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by:Cliff Galiher
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To do the type of filtering you want, the product has to tie in at the OS filesystem level (which FSRM does) and nobody does that inexpensively. After all, if you could do everything that newer versions of an OS can do cheaper, there would never be a reason to upgrade the OS.
-Cliff
 
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so to sum it up, except for the r2 functionality, i am SOL. thanks.
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