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Blocking personal but allowing Business

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I have been searching for weeks, and it seems like this should be a common problem.... Dropbox came into our company via personal accounts. Once it was widely adopted, management decided we should go Business. The problem we have is that we only want to allow Business accounts- we want to block personal. Select users are allowed to have Dropbox access, but this changes fluidly and we are leaving management decisions like that in the hands of the managers. This means we have users who previously used personal accounts, who may or may not be allowed access via the Business accounts we have set up. We cannot rely on the option to allow a single connection from a single computer, because someone who may previously have had Dropbox access may not be allowed to have dropbox access at all now- being allowed one connection per computer doesn't keep them from using their personal account. Is there a way to block access to just Dropbox Personal but allow Access to Dropbox Business globally?

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Re: Blocking personal but allowing Business

Super User II
Super User II
No, there isn't. The Dropbox application is the same for both Personal and Business accounts. It communicates in the same way and on the same network ports. There's no way to block one without blocking the other.

The best solution you'll likely find is to create GPO that blocks certain applications from running on a computer, and apply it to the necessary people.

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Re: Blocking personal but allowing Business

Super User II
Super User II
No, there isn't. The Dropbox application is the same for both Personal and Business accounts. It communicates in the same way and on the same network ports. There's no way to block one without blocking the other.

The best solution you'll likely find is to create GPO that blocks certain applications from running on a computer, and apply it to the necessary people.

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Re: Blocking personal but allowing Business

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When you say GPO, are yout talking about doing an application install of Dropbox on the computers using GPO? The only way I can see this working is if the dropbox personal and business application are different.  Is this the case?

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Re: Blocking personal but allowing Business

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There is a way to do this What Web Security solution do you own today?

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