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Restricting user downloads to one folder

By trustfundbaby ·
I have a Domain set up with a Windows 2000 server PDC and 10 windows XP workstations.
How do I define the GPO so that a group of users can only download files into one folder?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Restricting user download ...

Into only one folder in on their desktop or on a server?

Are the users all administrators on their systems?

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by trustfundbaby In reply to

Both ... I've configured the My Documents folder on the user's desktop to redirect to a folder on the server. Thats the folder I want them to save to.

The users are not administrators on their systems.

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by rapell In reply to Restricting user download ...

change to Firefox, go to tools, options, chooses downloads on the left pane and select the redirected my documents folder you are talking about. of course this is not a secure or long lasting solution but it works! I dunno how to do this for IE.

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by rapell In reply to Restricting user download ...

set the users' home directory to the one where you want them to save their downloads, give them full rights in this directory and then deny rights to all other directories as you see fit.

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by rapell In reply to

Seems i misunderstood this. Create the users OU and assign a group policy policy to this OU. When you do, create the folder on the server and give the said users full rights. Then under User Configuration\Windows Settings\Folder Redirection
In the Properties of the folder, you can choose Basic or Advanced folder redirection, and you can designate the server file system path to which the folder should be redirected.

The %USERNAME% variable may be used as part of the redirection path, thus allowing the system to dynamically create a newly redirected folder for each user to whom the policy object applies.

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