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Windows Media Player

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  • Hi Guys ,

    How to prevent/Disable the windows media player with the type like : mp3,mp4...etc   throw the GPO

    Wednesday, October 05, 2016 11:01 AM

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  • You could use Group Policy Folder Options (under user configuration) to set the Open With/File type associations for those files. You could also use a Group Policy script (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825038.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396)

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    Wednesday, October 05, 2016 12:13 PM
  • Hi,

    Joseph provide the correct direction.

    Add detailed steps for this suggestion:

    With Group Policy, administrator can change certain settings to restrict file association. File association is essentially a policy which makes a specific application or software to run when a certain file extension is opened.

    Be aware that this task requires administrative rights and a server computer.

    1. Log in to  the server computer with administrative rights and privileges
    2. Click on the Start - All Programs - Administrative Tools.
    3. Launch the Group Policy Management Console.
    4. Locate the server object folder on which you wish to enforce the policy, right-click on it and choose the Edit.
    5. Click on the User/Computer Configuration.
    6. Click on the Preferences.
    7. Click Control Panel Settings and locate Folder Options, right-click on it and choose New from the context menu.
    8. Select File Type an click the Actions drop-down menu and choose the Create option.
    9. Click on the File Type Settings drop-down menu and select the File Extension option.
    10. Type in the file extension you wish to enforce and restrict, choose the program under Association and finally finish the task by clicking on OK.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Thursday, October 06, 2016 9:06 AM
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  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Monday, October 10, 2016 2:34 AM
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