The other important thing you need to do is disable automatic generation of 8.3 File Names. Use of 8.3 file naming (a legacy mechanism from the FAT file system) can permit users to get to files and folders without authorization. Using a Registry editor such as regedt32 (by going Start -> Run and entering regedt32), add a value, NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation, to the following Registry key:
Assign a numerical value of 1 and a type of REG_DWORD. Refer to the AD manual for setting up the Group Policy in AD.
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