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Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, File restriction of a specific file in LAN in Technical; Hi , I am trying to setup a restriction to a file ( Eg. Excel , Engg file). The users ...
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    File restriction of a specific file in LAN

    Hi ,

    I am trying to setup a restriction to a file ( Eg. Excel , Engg file). The users in the LAN should be able to open it view it, but cannot save them on their local machine.

    Please provide me step by step ..
    can this be done in GPO
    Can it be done using third party software...

    Note: The file resides on Windows 2008 Server ( Our File/Data Server )

    File types:asm, cmp, dft, dtf, dwg, dxf, jt, mod, model, par, par, pcf, pcf, plmxml, prt, psm, pwd, pwd
    these are the files created from Solidedge or Bently.

    Thanks
    Karna
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    Hi

    What you need is Windows RMS.

    Sukh

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    Or AD Federation Services (ADFS) if you're up to 2008/R2. Very cool stuff, but probably more effort than you want to go to. There's a lot of management overhead involved with this.

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    ADFS? How?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    ADFS? How?
    Wouldn't have a clue, have never used it. I just remember a trainer mentioning it was the 2008/R2 successor to RMS...am I wrong? If so..sorry!

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    NP.

    You cant with ADFS, maybe confused with ADAM and AD LDS which is the newer version which is different.

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    ADFS is more for allowing external users to authenticate to resources inside your organisation or allowing your users to use their credentials on external services as far as I recall.

    RMS is the tech that the OP is after and I think it is a built in roal on Win 2k8 servers that can just be enabled.

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    You still have to buy licenses and is quite expensive.

    Sukh

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    Thanks for the response...
    My Engineer team do their design using solidedge and bently software and these designs are stored on Design server....
    There is other team who are supposed open that design and check it...and they are not to change or saved it on the local machine or any sort of external devices....

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    Have you managed to progress?

    Sukh

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    Have you managed to progress?

    Sukh
    No Sir,

    I have not received any proper solution

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    Have you got MS Sharepoint or WSS deployed?

    You mentioned the file types, can you convert the designs into MS format such as word?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    Have you got MS Sharepoint or WSS deployed?

    You mentioned the file types, can you convert the designs into MS format such as word?
    We dont use Sharepoint and the file format cannot be changed to any other formats

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    Using W2K8 server on its own won't allow you to achieve what you want.

    You have to decide on a product to use, a MSFT product or a 3rd party product.

    The challenge is the non MSFT documents.

    I have recommended WSS and Share point.

    Sukh

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    I don't think this will be easy. It needs not just a server product but something on the client. For example, Microsoft have their Windows Rights Management Service. You can use this on Windows Server or on Sharepoint as @sukh has said but (as far as I know) this only works with Microsoft Office documents - when the file is served, it's altered in such a way that it can only be opened when Word, Excel etc can contact the RMS server to check that you're allowed to access the file.

    Other systems are available for other kinds of file - eg © CopySafe PDF Converter - Copy protect Adobe PDF documents is a package that claims to protect PDF files (I've not used it so I don't know how good it is but I've seen similar products where the PDF file is encrypted and can only be read if you have the appropriate client and rights to access the file)

    For your Solidedge files I think you're going to need something from the manufacturer. I wouldn't be surprised if such a thing exists - your needs are not going to be unique - but it's pretty specialist. I think you'd be best talking to your dealer about how this can be done (but I've got a horrible feeling that it won't be cheap; these sort of things rarely are).

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