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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Using Software Restriction Policies

Software restriction policies are a new feature that allows you to block users from running specific programs such as a known virus, unknown (and potentially dangerous) scripts, or a program that causes problems on your network. Software restriction policies are also an excellent way of locking down terminal servers or public kiosks so users can’t make use of powerful system utilities.

Although the careful use of software restriction policies provides many benefits, improper use can add significantly to the workload of administrators and Help desk personnel, as well as seriously irritate end users. They’re also no substitute for antivirus programs or firewalls. For these reasons, deploy software restriction ...

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