[Samba] Fwd: Restrict local Storage use and Restrict web Access via any Browser via Group Policy on Windows Desktops
biswajit_list at tetrain.com
Mon Aug 20 12:13:50 UTC 2018
Thanks Roy .. We could restrict the drive access by group policy .
The method suggested for web access has completely blocking mechanism ,
Can you suggest where we have resticted access to web site by any
browser on the windows PC .
On Saturday 04 August 2018 05:32 PM, Roy Eastwood via samba wrote:
>> Hi ,
>> Need to see if it is possible to do
>> * Restrict local Storage use - Means how to restrict via group policy
>> so that logon user in Samba AD will not be able to save any files on
>> local storage of C: of D: drives . He can save on mapped Drive (
>> From Samba File Server ) .
>> * Restrict web Access via any Browser via Group Policy
>> We have used samba-4.8.3 and windows version is win 7 , win 8 and window
>> 10 .
>> We have tested "web policy " on win2k and found working but same policy
>> is not working on other mentioned versions.
>> Require help in getting some pointers to see if this is possible via
>> Group Policy .
> You can hide the C: & D: drives with group policy:
> User Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | File Explorer |
> Hide These specified drives in My Computer.
> By default you can select A & B, C only, D only, A B & C, A B C and D or all drives.
> (You can edit the template file to be able to specify just C: and D: - see here:
> https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/231289/using-group-policy-objects-to-hide-specified-drives )
> However, this won't prevent the user saving files to these drives by specifying the path explicitly, it just hides them in File Explorer.
> To prevent access to these drives, then the "Prevent Access to drives from My Computer" policy (in the same branch as the one above)
> may be used as well.
> To restrict web access, a web search will provide some answers, such as:
> Roy Eastwood
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