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    Disable Saving to Desktop?

    Hi,

    I want to prevent users saving to their desktop.

    1 option I know is to use folder redirection to redirect the desktop to network location and set the permission to read only. But I'd rather not do that.

    Any other ideas?

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    i believe you can disable the desktop via group policy.

    couldnt tell you where to find policy at the mo as not in office

    nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by bart21 View Post
    i believe you can disable the desktop via group policy.

    couldnt tell you where to find policy at the mo as not in office

    nick
    i believe that just hides the icons you can still save there but wont see the files on the desktop

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    If you redirect the desktop, you can make it read only to stop people saving there

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide54 View Post
    Hi,

    I want to prevent users saving to their desktop.

    1 option I know is to use folder redirection to redirect the desktop to network location and set the permission to read only. But I'd rather not do that.

    Any other ideas?
    Didn't you have a piece of software that wouldn't save to network drive so users had to save to desktop - copy up?

    think it might have been the version of photoshop but i cant remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Didn't you have a piece of software that wouldn't save to network drive so users had to save to desktop - copy up?

    think it might have been the version of photoshop but i cant remember
    don't really give a sh!t about that. fed up of 25gb profiles cause the monkeys saved a dvd on their desktop

    and were probably getting CS5 soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-dave View Post
    If you redirect the desktop, you can make it read only to stop people saving there
    Dave could I suggest some glasses?

    Quote Originally Posted by oxide54
    1 option I know is to use folder redirection to redirect the desktop to network location and set the permission to read only. But I'd rather not do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide54 View Post
    don't really give a sh!t about that. fed up of 25gb profiles cause the monkeys saved a dvd on their desktop

    and were probably getting CS5 soon
    setup FSRM to block file types on the profiles - also lucky you have the money for CS5 its fortunes aint it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    setup FSRM to block file types on the profiles - also lucky you have the money for CS5 its fortunes aint it?
    what set FSRM on the local machines?

    if you set it on the server, its either going to refuse to log them out = not an option, email/ confidentialy etc. or give them an error when they log out = not professional

    CS5 is loads of money. personally I think the money could be better spent else where. but what do I know?

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    Just change the permissions on the desktop folder to read only on their machine (deny write)!

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    Refuses to log them on

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide54 View Post
    what set FSRM on the local machines?

    if you set it on the server, its either going to refuse to log them out = not an option, email/ confidentialy etc. or give them an error when they log out = not professional

    CS5 is loads of money. personally I think the money could be better spent else where. but what do I know?
    hmm didnt think of that - what we are starting to do was (with only the worst offenders that don't learn) is let them login and work for a days to setup the profile properly - outlook settings basic word etc then set them up as mandatory profiles so that the don't start saving all the stuff there

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    what does that give you? they can save on the desktop but its not there next time they login?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide54 View Post
    what does that give you? they can save on the desktop but its not there next time they login?
    yes - they soon learn when they lose files - you just have to explain to them that it will happen then its there own fault

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    yeh I'm not knocking it. I'm just thinking it through, u know what some of them are like. thats how the kids profile is here remember?

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