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Restriction on C Drive for users

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Hi, we want to restrict the users to access C drive on server but users can access their profile, desktop and my documents folders.

Guide how we can restrict the users..
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by:nealerocks
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Bit more info required. Is it a terminal server?
Are the users profile folders on C Drive? Can they be redirected somewhere else?
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by:sanjayambre
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Yes this is terminal server. Yes, user profiles are on C drive and can not be redirected.
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I would not store user profiles on C Drive of a terminal server. Users need full access to their profile folders for them to work. There are plenty of ways to hide \ prevent access to C drive but you may end up blocking the profile folders as well.

How large is your C drive? Can you shrink it and create a D drive? This would allow you to redirect the profiles and then use a GPO to hide C drive.

Otherwise you could create a shared folder on C drive and redirect profiles, however I think this method would get very messy.
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No, we cannot shrink C drive to create another drive.  Is there any other way to restrict users with c drive only.
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