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prevent Users to store Client information residing on the “C” drive of company laptops

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most of our users do exactly that: they leave Client-and company information on the “C” drive of our company laptops.
which are the measures how i can prevent them of doing that?
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To point out the most important thing first: since the hard drive needs to be writable, it cannot be completely prevented. However, you can easily stop the creation of folders on the root of c: by modifying ACLs of c:, so that users can only write into their profile. Inside the profile, you can also modify ACLs for folders like the desktop accordingly and set those to read-only.

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well,those are good points you mention.but how do i do implement this on 600 laptops? by GPO?
but also,we have to prevent users completely from storing data on the HD.
could that be done by redirection GPO?
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"completely" cannot be done, sorry.
Setting ACLs via GPO is easily done: https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1196993/html/GUID-A8D101D3-729F-4299-A591-4AC55A5DD12E.html describes it.
Please test thoroughly before deployment.
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well ok,not completely of course.users must not store client or business data on any computer. but thats already a good starting point. thank you
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Also for you: please respect the ee guidelines. If an answer does not fully satisfy you, give experts a chance to improve their answers before accepting it and downgrading it.
The guidelines say "excellent" should be chosen unless answers lack information or are unprecise or otherwise unsatisfactory :)
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im still not fully satisfied with that solution because i dont have anything i can show our management.
an idea is,to encrypt the C: drive,but that doesnt prevent users to store data there.
s,what else could be done except to publish a policy not doing it?
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The drive needs to remain writable by processes started by the user. That's why it can NOT be done completely.
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