Restict SOme File Extension

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Windows Server 2003
Dear all, is it possible in window 2003 server that We can place some Restriction on the share folder that only certain types of Files to be save or place in these folder. The Problem is that i want to restrict *.Dat,*.wav etc files extension to be place on the Share folder because Some user place Songs or other type material on these share folders. How i can Restrict these Share Folders. Thanks Muhammad Usman

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There is no built-in way to dynamically block a file type from being written to a share. An alternative may be to create quotas on a per user basis and enable a nightly clean-up job. You can use the schedule tasks wizard to create one or just execute a batch file with “del *.wav *.mp3 … /f /s /q” Make sure you start this in the file directory where you <b>really know</b> that you want all of those file types deleted.”

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  • Wrobinson
    You should not delete files without first informing the user community, as there may be a legitimate use for some of them. Prior to deleting anything, I would obtain management approval for doing so and send out notifications and reminders that files of the designated types will be purged from the system. Something else to consider is communicating to the users (awareness/education) that these files will not be backed up and will also be regularly purged from the system to preserve storage space.
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