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Disabled browsing the c: Drive

By jengianfrancesco ·
My users have two ways to get into the c: drive currently. Triple clicking on the programs on the start menu or selecting the c: drive from a drop down for a folder they are mapped to.

Anyway to prevent this without having to lock down access to the c: drive. Just want to prevent browsing.

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yep. As long as the workstations are Win2k or above. It's in Group Policy. If you are on a windows 2000 domain, open the group policy for the OU the user is in and go to User Configuration | Administrative templates | Windows Components | Windows Explorer and look at policies 'Hide these specified drives in My Computer' and 'Prevent access to drives from My Computer'. Turn these on and programs will still run for C: but there is no way for the user to get there. Hope this helps.

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by BeerMonster In reply to Disabled browsing the c: ...

If you're users have office then unlucky. You can apply any restriction you like, but when they select open document, then type c:\*.* and hit return, they get the lot...

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by aliz In reply to Disabled browsing the c: ...

Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 administrators can define drive visibility on a per-drive basis by using the NODRIVES entry in the registry.

The NODRIVES entry (reg_dword) located in
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \Explorer
Example: A bitmask of 10000000000000000000000111(0x7h)

The bitmask above hides local drives A, B, and C (rightmost bits from right to left) and drive Z (leftmost bit).

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