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Blocking Media Streaming in Windows media Player

Discussion in 'Networking' started by TouficMady, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. TouficMady

    TouficMady Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,
    I have a Windows 2003 server (Domain Controller), and an XP network of 30 computers. Recently the Windows media player and real player use port 80 for media streaming, and it kills the internet connection at work. I need to know how to block the media players from using media streaming. I am using a 3com VPN firewall and if i block port 80, no one will be able to browse the internet, so this is not a solution. I don't have capabilities to block media streaming in the firewall. As you know by now, the firewall is also my gateway to the internet which is an ADSL connection. I am runnin

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. TouficMady

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    I read so many articles on the internet till i found out that i can use the GPO to prevent users from media streaming by simply disabling the streaming protocols. I did that, and it worked for a while, then it just stopped working!
    Users can stream media again!!
    Any idea why?
     
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