Windows 2012 File Server -- prevent names with SPACES ?

Is there any type of software or
setting to prevent names with SPACES ?

  ** BAD = \\filesrvr\this is my folder name\this is my file name.docx
  ** GOOD= \\filesrvr\this_is_my_folder_name\this_is_my_file_name.docx
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No. That day of no spaces is long past and ALL operating systems from XP forward and Server 2003 forward work with spaces. I do not know of any way (short of trying to enforce 8.3 DOS filenames) to accomplish this.

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Unfortunately not built in the box.  You can always write a script that searches for names with spaces and renames them substituting an '_' for the ' ' but may or may not work weil depending on your users and if files are linked together.

A quick search does not turn up any real good alternatives.  Maybe a good program to write, but it would have to monitor both the client and the server.  My guess is you will not find such a utility.  Unfortunately that means you need to train users.  

Is there a reason you need this in particular?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@finance_teacher - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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