Group Policy Setting of the Week 20 – Exclude File form being cached

This weeks setting is a new configuration setting in Offline Files called “Exclude files form being cached”. This setting can be used by IT administrators to block any un-wanted file types from being made available for offline use. You can find this setting under Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Network > Office Files and it will only work on Windows 7.

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This setting can be really useful when you have user policies in your environment that block certain types of files on your file servers such as *.jpg or *.mp3. When combined with Windows Server File System Filters you can use it to make some very tight controls on your corporate file servers.

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