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    how i can use a group policy in windows 2003 to prevent any user in the domain to save files and folders on their desktops ???

  • #2
    Re: prevent saving files on desktops

    See if Folder Redirection is what you're looking for
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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    • #3
      Re: prevent saving files on desktops

      thanks , but i want another solution different than folder redirection

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      • #4
        Re: prevent saving files on desktops

        Well you give them only the read permission through group policy but I imagine it would have drastic results.
        Regards,
        Jeremy

        Network Consultant/Engineer
        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
        www.gma-cpa.com

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        • #5
          Re: prevent saving files on desktops

          Clarification question: do you need to prevent them from saving things on Desktop, or just prevent those changes to remain on Desktop?
          For latter, you can make their profile mandatory (just change the ntuser.dat file in the user's profile to ntuser.man) and this will discard any change to the profile (and I repeat: ANY change !!) after the next logout.
          I use this method for public stations.

          Sorin Solomon


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          • #6
            Re: prevent saving files on desktops

            Hello all,

            Let's take a look at this post. Reply #10 from guyt is really the ultimate solution for the quest of "preventing" user from saving to the workstation desktop. Usually, mandatory profile works as well.

            Hope that helps,
            Last edited by azmantek; 28th October 2006, 04:34.
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