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Prevent Printing or Saving of Documents

  Asked By: Vikat    Date: Feb 14    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 6502

Without using Adobe security/passwording - is there a way in Sharepoint to
prevent a visitor from printing or saving library files (the files will all be
in PDF)? If not - does anyone know of an inexpensive add-in that will allow us
to do so?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Geraldine Slater     Answered On: Feb 14

If you're trying to prevent  the proliferation of this information, there's
really no way around it unless you give the user a special computer that
can't save or print (and even then they could take a picture of the screen).

Answer #2    Answered By: Gail Richmond     Answered On: Feb 14

Not an inexpensive solution, but the only way to do this is to implment a
Windows Information Rights Management server (IRM).


Answer #3    Answered By: Ramona Solis     Answered On: Feb 14

I agree, IRM is the way to go but note you need MS Server 2008 or above
so it is more than a simple solution.

Answer #4    Answered By: Harvey Blankenship     Answered On: Feb 14

I think you can still run the Windows Rights Management Server version for MS
Server 2003 and get the same effect. Microsoft changed the name to IRM and
bundled it into Server 2008, but I don't think they made significant changes to
the functionality. I am not an IRM expert however so I could easily be wrong on

Answer #5    Answered By: Xiomara Blanchard     Answered On: Feb 14

RMS can be installed on Server 2003. It has been bundled
into Server 2008 as a service that you can activate.

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