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How to hide Net Hood: group policy?

By cravenb ·
My school lab has 26 LAN-connected PCs running Win 2K Pro. How do I hide Network Neighborhood from all users except Administrator? Group policy does not appear to offer this option.

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How to hide Net Hood: group policy?

by Ann777 In reply to How to hide Net Hood: gro ...

http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBA/tip0200/rh0215.htm

specifically:
NoWorkgroupContents - If the value of this entry is 1, Network Neighborhood does not display computers in the local workgroup or domain.

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How to hide Net Hood: group policy?

by Shanghai Sam In reply to How to hide Net Hood: gro ...

Actually you can but it's no as simple as using the Domain Security Policy tool found under Administrative Tools.
Remember that Group Policies can be applied against Sites, Domains, and Organizational Units (OU) and are applied in that order.
First, under Active Directory Users and Computers, create a new OU (Lab)and place in it all user accounts you want this policy to apply to.
Next, you are going to create a new Group Policy Object (GPO) in a new Group Policy Snap-in.
1. Open a blank Microsoft Management Concole (MMC) -- Start Menu|Run > mmc
2. Console Menu|Add/Remove Snap-in. Click Add.
3. Select Group Policy and click Add.
4. Cick Browse and select the OU you just created under the Domain/OUs tab and click Okay.
5. Clickthe center button (looks like Users icon) to create new GPO and name it something you recognize (Lab). Click Okay and then Finish.
6. You should now have something that looks like your original Domain Security Policy except it applies only to this particular OU. Go to User configuration|Administrative Templates.
7. Under Windows Components|Windows Explorer, there are several settings related to Network Places as well as Mapping Network Drives.
8. Under Desktop there is another setting related to Network Places.
9. Depending on ho w much further you want to lock down these computers, there are numerous other settings here.
Good Luck!

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How to hide Net Hood: group policy?

by timwalsh In reply to How to hide Net Hood: gro ...

Wanted to repost this in case you had any questions! (AD and especially GPOs can get confusing)
Actually you can but it's no as simple as using the Domain Security Policy tool found under Administrative Tools.
Remember that Group Policies can be applied against Sites, Domains, and Organizational Units (OU) and are applied in that order.
First, under Active Directory Users and Computers, create a new OU (Lab)and place in it all user accounts you want this policy to apply to.
Next, you aregoing to create a new Group Policy Object (GPO) in a new Group Policy Snap-in.
1. Open a blank Microsoft Management Concole (MMC) -- Start Menu|Run > mmc
2. Console Menu|Add/Remove Snap-in. Click Add.
3. Select Group Policy and click Add.
4.Cick Browse and select the OU you just created under the Domain/OUs tab and click Okay.
5. Click the center button (looks like Users icon) to create new GPO and name it something you recognize (Lab). Click Okay and then Finish.
6. You should nowhave something that looks like your original Domain Security Policy except it applies only to this particular OU. Go to User configuration|Administrative Templates.
7. Under Windows Components|Windows Explorer, there are several settings related to Network Places as well as Mapping Network Drives.
8. Under Desktop there is another setting related to Network Places.
9. Depending on ho w much further you want to lock down these computers, there are numerous other settings here.
Good Luck!

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