[gptalk] Re: Restrict access to Drives (Windows 2000)

  • From: Linux'o Mania <linuxomania@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 15:44:42 +0100 (BST)

Gee, thanks for the quick reply....
  Though I don't think I should restrict NTFS permission from users as I'm not 
aware if any application that runs in User Context needs access to C:\. Though 
I'm create a notepad alike application in VB which won't have any save/open 
option, just wanted to take some expert's advice.
  Are there any other viewpoints of the group?
  Thanks for all your help...

Darren Mar-Elia <darren@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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        Frankly, I don?t know of any way to control notepad through policy. 
And, assuming you?re using the ?Prevent Access to these drives?, I suspect 
Notepad uses APIs that don?t respect that policy. I think your best bet is to 
control access to the local hard drive through permissions. Even then it won?t 
be 100% because you can?t prevent the user from writing to every spot on the 
local hard drive, but you can make the obvious places (e.g. c:\) locked down 
and harder to get to.
    From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Linux'o Mania
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 7:32 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Restrict access to Drives (Windows 2000)

    Hi All,


    I've Windows 2000 domain (no sites) with around 500 computer accounts & 
1500 user accounts.

    I've applied a GPO which restricts users from doing anything but their work.

    They're not supposed to access drives/USB Storage devices. They've got 
access to notepad as they're supposed to note down their stuff (but are not 
supposed to save anything).


    Now the problem is that when they use File > Save option, it disaplays the 
message that "You don't have access to it". After they click on "Ok", Common 
Dialog box (Save) is displayed. If they click on My Computer, they can't see 
C:\ Drive, but if they type C:\File.txt, it is saved.


    How can I solve this issue? Please help :(


    Is there any way I can disable Save/Open in option in File menu, or can I 
disabled entire File Menu???





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