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    Users saving to computer

    I have found a strange fault today, users are able to save to computer, i don't mean the c:\ drive, i mean actual computer where drives and network drives are hosted, see attached image CF.JPG

    i don't know where to start looking to prevent this.

    any help appreciated.

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    Check the permissions to see if it has been someone shared by someone. but have to say that's weird

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    I can't say I've ever seen that before.. how weird. Have you been able to replicate it or was it a one-off event from a student? if it's only on one machine then right click > properties just to double check what the location 'actually' is.

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    I've seen and fixed this on a CC4 network - bear with me whilst I remember how I did it!

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    This is a "feature" (bug) - although you can't drag and drop anything to that area, you can save there from any Office (and probably other) applications by clicking on "This PC" (or my computer/my pc depending on your OS) and hitting save in that application.

    You can fix this by restricting access to the following folder:

    C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Wind ows\Network Shortcuts

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    your right, that is where they go, im trying everything i can think of to block the abuility of people to save to that location, i would use bitlocker but i don't have windows 7 ent on the system at the moment.

    im trying to create a script to change permissions but im having problems with UAC blocking the change, i cant find an easy wayt to change permissions on a user by user basis. i know how to do it on the machine itself but that does not help here.

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    i have found a way of making this work now, had to run a few commands at login.

    here they are, replace domain with your domain.


    Code:
    icacls "%userprofile%\appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts" /inheritance:d /c
    icacls "%userprofile%\appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts" /remove domain\%username% /t
    icacls "%userprofile%\appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts" /grant:r domain\%username%:(OI)(CI)RX /t



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