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GPO to block ZIP and EXE files in MS Outlook ?

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Is there a way to block ZIP and EXE file attachments from being opened or downloaded in MS Outlook (2007, 2010, and 2013) using a GPO for a local domain - and, if so, can somebody provide instructions ?

TIA ...

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I believe what you are looking for is called Attachment filtering and can be performed as a global rule on your exchange server.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124399(v=exchg.141).aspx
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Hi, they are using Hosted Exchange from a third party provider and do not have access to that setting - we have to try to implement a client side fix for this ...

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THen you may want to use APP locker settings via GPO for windows 7 or windows vista machines. This will allow you to set application filters for workstations or if you have something like trend micro enterprise you can set to block or run files by their executable names.
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Thanks, is that APP locker thing configurable at the Domain level via a GPO - or is it something that must be configured on the local machines ?  And are there any links to how to set that up and configure it specifically ?   That sounds as if it is exactly what would work for us here ...

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App locker can be configured using GPO in your domain:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee791885(v=WS.10).aspx
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Perfect, thanks all !
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