Windows 7 Thread, Restricting File Sizes on Desktop for Staff in Technical; Morning,
We let the staff save files to their desktop but a lot of them are 'dumping' large files on ...
14th January 2013, 10:13 AM #1
Restricting File Sizes on Desktop for Staff
We let the staff save files to their desktop but a lot of them are 'dumping' large files on there and we have atleast 20 users with files on their desktop over 5GB in size.
Is there a way of restricting either what type of files go onto the desktop or specify a file size limit rather than just disabling saving to desktop all together?
14th January 2013, 10:14 AM #2
If you're redirecting desktops to network location on a Server 2008 or upwards machine, you could look at FSRM.
14th January 2013, 10:15 AM #3
Redirect the desktops so these are stored on the server as user files rather than as part of the profile and then let normal server storage restrictions apply.
14th January 2013, 10:16 AM #4
Sorry should have stated, we don't redirect staff desktops.
14th January 2013, 10:23 AM #5
redirect them then... it's the easiest way of bringing it under control. It's either that or fix desktops so files can't be saved to them.
Originally Posted by Darylrese
14th January 2013, 10:27 AM #6
Where do you redirect them to keeping all current files / folders in place?
14th January 2013, 11:30 AM #7
We have a share on the same partition as the home drive folders
14th January 2013, 08:56 PM #8
- Rep Power
We redirect to a hidden folder in there my documents folder, which means the files are protected previous versions and we only have to remember to backup 1 location.
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