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I am using software from 2X to publish apps via RDS. I have enabled Drive Redirection so remote users can save files to their own local drives, but I want to disable remote users' access to server's drive. How shall I do this? Running Win Server 2008 R2. Thanks

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As long as the users aren't given excessive rights to the server computer they're going to have exceedingly limited access to write on the server computer-- basically to the user profile and subfolders there. If you've giving them more rights then you're going to be fighting a losing battle.

Attempting to remove the users' ability to write to their profile directories is going to end in heartburn for you, likely with applications not functioning properly.

The built-in OS filesystem permissions are going to take care of you and prevent users from blowing-up the server computer. Aside from that, it sounds like a management problem and not a technical problem-- users should save where they're told to.


By all means, go ahead and use something "cosmetic" like the Group Policy setting suggested by Greg because it might make things a bit "cleaner", but don't grant users excessive rights irrespective of the "visibility" of the drive letters.

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It is done the same way you would with a workstation. Use the following group policies:

"Hide these specified drives in My Computer"

"Prevent access to drives from My Computer"

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This is a good start, but both these policies are simple to get around. (By using a command prompt, for example.) Microsoft's explanation of these group policies explains this. TLDR: Use ACLs – Ryan Ries Feb 27 '13 at 13:05

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