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    I need to restrict our users from being able to SAVE TO DISK via notepad.exe

    We need to allow them to use the application, but I need to find a technical way to disallow the SAVE TO DISK and have the data in the notepad window cleared when the application is closed.

    Could anyone provide some suggestions? (i.e. registry hack, GPO, etc.)

    Thank you,

    ~ jds

  • #2
    Re: Notepad restrictions question

    Hi, jeffs08.
    Please read the forum rules, especially #4.

    It would be nice if you could provide some more info regarding your set-up:
    1) What OS are the computers?
    2) Is it an AD environment (you do mention GPO, but we all learned not to assume anything)?
    3) If so, what OS is the server? 2000? 2003? Mixed mode?
    4) Do the users run Notepad from their computers, or from the server?
    5) Do the users need any kind of access to their disk drives? Network shares? USB devices of any kind?

    With a reacher post we will be able to help you better.

    Sorin Solomon


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    • #3
      Re: Notepad restrictions question

      I've addressed the items needing clarification.

      My apologies for not posting more appropriately.



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      1) What OS are the computers?

      Windows 2000 Professional

      2) Is it an AD environment (you do mention GPO, but we all learned not to assume anything)?

      Active Directory environment

      3) If so, what OS is the server? 2000? 2003? Mixed mode?

      Windows 2000 Server

      4) Do the users run Notepad from their computers, or from the server?

      From their computers

      5) Do the users need any kind of access to their disk drives? Network shares? USB devices of any kind?

      Yes - they access their local physical disk drives
      Yes - they access their network shares
      Yes - they access their USB devices (or area allowed to if necessary)

      Thanks for such a speedy response!!

      ~ jds

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      • #4
        Re: Notepad restrictions question

        Originally posted by sorinso View Post
        Hi, jeffs08.
        Please read the forum rules, especially #4.
        And rule #2 !!!

        This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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        • #5
          Re: Notepad restrictions question

          Sorry about that guys.

          I realized I'd posted it twice and tried to figure out how to yank one of the posts.

          Guess I'm not making a very good first impression...

          I'd actually like to request the moderator pull both new threads I'd created.



          Thanks

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          • #6
            Re: Notepad restrictions question

            I've reported the thread in the GPO forum.
            Please continue here.

            About Notepad. AFAIK it's not possible to restrict notepad to save files.
            Marcel
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            • #7
              Re: Notepad restrictions question

              Nevermind about this - I found a solution...

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              • #8
                Re: Notepad restrictions question

                Geeeeeee.... It will be nice if you could share the golden moment with us... and the next generations...

                TIA

                Sorin Solomon


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