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Microsoft® Windows® Group Policy Guide by William R. Stanek, Derek Melber, Darren Mar-Elia, The Microsoft Group Policy Team

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Configuring Attachment Manager Settings

Computers running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later, or Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later, use Attachment Manager to monitor and control access to file attachments. Before you try to configure this Windows component in policy, you should have a strong understanding of how it works.

Working with Attachment Manager

The goal of Attachment Manager is to enhance security by identifying types of files that might represent a security risk and then managing access to these files when they are obtained from network locations. Risk is assessed according to the Internet Security zone from which a file attachment was received. Four Internet Security zones are defined:

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