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By weberjl ·
I have just setup policy editor on an NT Workstation running SP4. I needed to lock down the users access locally. So I selected hide the run, hide the network neighborhood,and changed the access on net1.exe and mprui.dll to domain users no access, this was so they couldn't map network drives. However, now the user needs to have a shortcut to a network folder and I cannot get this to work because I setup under Policy Editor to hide the network neighborhood. Does anyone no any other way to hidethe network neighborhood and still create a network shortcut?

Desperate!!

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by avachon In reply to Hide Network Neighborhood ...

Hi, put a shortcut in the nethood folder of the user's profile. This is hidden by default so on explorer click on view|options,and uncheck appropriate boxes. You may have to tweak that user's permissions. Good luck.

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by howard_pincham In reply to Hide Network Neighborhood ...

I would place a shortcut on the user's desktop that points to the UNC name of the network resource that you want to share. If you need to assign a drive letter, you might consider setting it up in the user's profile. Hope that helps.

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by Gregory W. Smith In reply to Hide Network Neighborhood ...

Have you considered allowing network neighborhood, but hiding the contents?

Also, you should be able to create a shortcut by typing in the path, just not by browsing.

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by Smurfman In reply to Hide Network Neighborhood ...

Using the admin.adm template in the policy editor I would do the following. Under the user name or the default user or both, whatever methods you are using goto the following.

Shell -> Custom Folders -> Custom Network Neighborhood Folder: And difine that special location where you want to store the network info for a specific user.

Next Goto:
Restrictions -> and Check HIDE NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD.

Additionally I would also create a login script for the users, place this in the PDC at the following location (The same place where your policy files are located):

WINNT/System32/Repl/Import/Scripts/login.bat

Now in the user manager for domains selct the users you want to run this login script for by pointing to its location inthe profile tab under the Login Script Name.

In that script you can erase all mapped drives and then map only the drives you want your user to see / use.

Hope this helps.
Smurfman

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