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    Block websites GPO


    I'd like to make a rule for all my domain users to block some websites.
    So users can't have access in some specific websites.
    I run a Windows Server 2008 R2.
    Is there any rule I can create that could effect on all browsers?
    IE, Mozilla, Chrome?


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    I can't see how you could do this for all browsers using a GPO. If you are using a proxy server you can restrict it there, or on your internet router.

    cheers, Paul

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    There are ADMX templates for IE and Chrome, but not specifically for Firefox unless you use a special version of that browser.

    You could implement a GPO for IE and Chrome then block Firefox by software restrictions, but you also have the problem of other browsers or portable (non installed versions).

    You could also try pushing an update to the hosts file to each client, but I'm not sure that would work due to the protected file permissions.

    The correct way to control internet access is at the perimeter as Paul suggests.
    In God we trust; all others must bring data.

    - William Edwards Deming. 1900 - 1993

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