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Disable double click start menu explorer view

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Disable double click start menu explorer view

peter_maryan
I work for a school district in Rochester, NY. We use Server 2003 with XP clients. We have our desktops locked down via group policy. Students are not allowed to see the C:\ drive in 'my computer'. The one loophole that I can't seem to find out how to close is this:

The only way the student can browse the C:\ drive and even launch nasty things like mstsc and other items that group policy can't disable use of is this:

They figured out all they have to do is either double click on the word 'Programs' on the classic start menu, or simply double click on the folder icon on the name of the program on the start menu, which in turn give them an explorer view of that folder. From there they can use the up level to go back into C:\ from there.

Any ideas how to disable explorer from launching a folder view?
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phil2627

We are in the same exact situation. Did you ever find a resolution ? Thanks.

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purkleturkle

Does anyone have a solution for this. I work for a company that looks after hundreds of schools and we have this same problem.

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The_Witt

Check out my blog frotm.blogspot.com for a complete set of instructions...
basically you need to re-configure some of the folder permissions...
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john.ampe

Simply put this in a .reg file and double-click it. Works in Windows XP, does not work on Windows 2000.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\open\command]
@="c:\\Windows\\system32\\net.exe"

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Angel_Tech

I was looking for this answer for so long.. I stopped looking while ago.. but good there s an easy fix..
thanks :)

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journeygr

You saved my day!!!! Respect!!!