In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to disable access to previous versions by GPO from client computers. Although convenient, this feature in case of user error can do some damage.
As a reminder, in normal operation, access to previous versions is available by right-clicking on the folder.
The GPO I am going to mount you will disable access to previous versions on the networks location.
GPO: Disabling Access to Previous Versions
This setting allows you to disable access to previous versions on the folder, this prevents users from doing the restores themselves. If you want to leave the users autonomous, it is advisable in this case to enable the Prevent the restoration of previous remote versions.
Limiting access to previous versions for users should be applied, by experience once the user sees the manipulation, he will attempt to reproduce it by himself when he needs a file restore, and a false manipulation with previous versions can either restore the data set to T moment, saturate the disk space of the share …