Blocking specific website via Active Directory

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Can I block specific websites on our domain via active directory?

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No, but if you use a global anti-virus such as nortons that would be the way to do it.

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For ur kind information, AD cannot be used as a proxy filter.
IPSEC / Firewall blocking – This is the most pervasive blocking usually perform. IPSEC filtering may deploy via GPO to individual computers / may be deployed to the network’s internet gateway for blocking. To block a specific site, a generic policy only requires knowledge of the particular site’s IP address and a broad rule can set as block/deny all traffic with this address. While IPSEC operates at the operating system level, most routers have internal firewalls. If u cannot ping them, then the IP’s are being filtered or even if u can ping, but can not browse then it is a good indication that a narrow rule has been set restricting the protocol/port.
U may also use IE > Internet Options for the same purpose.

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  • jinteik
    why not use proxy... actually u can block using AD, but u need to create a group in teh Proxy then link with the AD....
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  • Koohiisan
    I believe the paid version of Untangle gateway allows you to link your Internet restrictions and filtering to specific AD accounts.
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  • Koohiisan
    As Jinteik stated, you can create and link a GPO to your organization in order to block sites. and set a proxy manually under: User Settings / Internet Explorer Maintenance / Connection/Proxy Settings . You specify a phony proxy, which will eat every request so all pages fail, and then specify the exceptions (sites you want to not block). We use this on a kiosk computer to only allow 7 or 8 sites as permissible, so I can vouch that this works. But, this is only useful if you want to block just about everything and allow only certain sites.
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  • NewnanIT
    [...] 9. Rechil, RamseyB, Jinteik, and Koohiisan gave suggestions for blocking specific websites via Active Directory. [...]
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