Server 2003 how to limit internet use for domain users

Posted on 2011-05-10
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Server 2003 how to limit internet use for domain users
Question by:Canon1djw

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You would need software or an appliance or a managed firewall to do internet restrictions. Unless, you wanted to play around with the host file.

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You can either do it on a domain level using a firewall or you can do it locally on each computer. One of the webfiltering softwares I like is called K9


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Define "limit"?

Here are some technologies you might consider.  We can discuss them further if you like:
1-Proxy server (Microsoft or other), Barracuda/websense/surfcontrol, etc.
2-Group Policy - you can remote access to Internet Explorer entirely
3-Group Policy - you can put out lists of trusted sites, restricted sites, etc.  We have such a Group Policy in place here.
4-Group Policy - you can adjust all security settings in general for downloads, Active-X, etc.
4-Group Policy - I've read about IT departments using the Content Filtering feature to limite access to only approved sites.  But I have not tested this personally.  "Internet Options>Content>Content Advisor>Enable"
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The MS forefront TMG server allow you to create rules based on domain users, ips machines, computers accounts, destinations url, categories. This is a great program. You can review the information.

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You can use third party software to limit the bandwith use for every user or specific users. And get a better control.


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