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How can I restrict File Manager

By will_emc2 ·
I found many registry entries for prohibiting Explorer from browsing the network. I cannot a find anyway of prohibiting File Manager from browsing the network for servers or network shares. Does anyone know of a way to do this? Of course I still want the users to be able to access the drive letters I have assigned to them via the logon script. And I still want them to be able to use file manager.

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by krosling In reply to How can I restrict File M ...

Check out Windows Policy Editor. From what I have found out, it is compatible with any versions of Windows, NT Workstation or Windows NT Server. Although this tool is not well known(and most likely less-used)we have found this to be a very powerfultoolfor implementing security throughout our network. It can be found on any Win95/98 CD-Rom.(Win98CDRom:\tools\reskit\netadmin\poledit)
If this does not directly help you with the security of the file manager at least you will be introduced to anextremely usefull and FREE tool.
Best of Luck!

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by kenncat In reply to How can I restrict File M ...

I have 250 workstations and most of those are profiled. I agree with the previous suggestion and recommend testing this on a single PC first. The reason for this recommendation is due to the fact that you can "lock" yourself out if you are not careful whith the profile options.

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by tim10002 In reply to How can I restrict File M ...

There is a program called Fortress special made for networks, when this is installed nothing, not even cookies, or fragments can be downloaded if options are chosen. You can also choose to have it where nobody can go beyond the desktop, except forprogram icons. My Computer will not open, nor can you do anything but shut down or re-start when you press start. This way nobody except the person with the password can download or install software, or cover a mistake.

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by mkelley In reply to How can I restrict File M ...

Since you already have explorer locked down, and it is sufficient for browsing the local drives, why don't you just delete winfile.exe? If you have a lot of PCs, just do it from a login script.

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by barnesse In reply to How can I restrict File M ...

We initially used policy editor as a way of restrictng access to the desktop and other Windows resources. We subsequently discovered a third party software package called WinShield. It provides the functionality of policy editor but with more power and a friendlier user interface.

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