Ask the Expert

Preventing specific downloads

Is there a Group Policy that will stop users from downloading things such as Smiley Central, HotBar, etc.?

    Requires Free Membership to View

Not specifically. However, you can use a Software Restriction Policies (available on Windows XP and Windows 2003 clients) from blocking the download of any specific application's setup. You can create a hash rule such that the installation program cannot run. That ought to do it, though it will take a fair amount of elbow grease to hunt down all the installation programs you want to block.

This was first published in June 2004

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: