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    Question Hide network icon in finder

    Hello there,

    I am close to rolling out my configured mac client across to the music mac suite we have here, but I have one thing I dont want the kids to see. The 'Network' icon under 'Computer'. I have removed it from the sidebar so thats not an issue, just would like this one to disappear so stop them from playing around on the system.

    I have tried hiding it using the following code:

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    sudo setfile -a V /Network
    But this does nothing on this case. Has anyone got any ideas? I will still be looking around on the internet, but so far ive found nothing regarding this one

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    Hi

    did you get any where with this? - I'm at that same stage now!!

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    No i haven't got anywhere with this unfortunetly. I'm back on this now as im setting up a clean mac for imaging.

    Have you found anything more to this, or has anyone else managed to do this?

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    Any chance you can take a screen grab and upload to here so I can see what icon you are talking about.

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    Thanks for the reply

    It's the icon inside the red box.

    Picture 1.png

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    Is this OS X Lion or what exactly. I have OS X Lion at home so can have a bit of a play. @AntonioRocco ( http://www.edugeek.net/members/antoniorocco.html ) will be able to help, maybe ping him a message

    How are you managing the apple macs, have you got an OS X Server or what exactly ?

    Am guessing you may be able to get rid of the network option via the plist files ( editing one of them ) or something along those lines.

    If using an OS X Server it may be an MCX pref file that needs adjusting / pushing out etc
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    This is running leopard. I'm trying to convince the music department to upgrade to lion, but so far have been unsuccessful lol.

    Okay thanks I will drop him a line

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    Also would be nice to remove the hard drive icon from here too to prevent the students messing around

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    I know on the client before imaging the client - if you have the desktop selected --> finder --> preferences or is it view --> preferences

    You can untick the checkboxes to stop it from showing the network, hard drives etc

    Not sure if this is of any use to you ??

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    I have this already set and this only removes the items from the side bar or the desktop

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJ View Post
    would like this one to disappear so stop them from playing around on the system.
    This may help?

    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJ View Post
    Also would be nice to remove the hard drive icon from here too to prevent the students messing around
    Without the admin password, there's not a lot they are going to be able to do even if they do have access to the HDD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    This may help?


    Without the admin password, there's not a lot they are going to be able to do even if they do have access to the HDD.
    My google fu isn't working today but I did remember that post

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    Ive managed to hide the hard drive with the link you posted I used the command: sudo chflags hidden /Nameofthedrive.

    Regarding the network icon, i've left it as it is, but I have changed all the permissions on all the shares, so they can only see what they are ment to. This will be fine for me

    Thank you all again for the help, is much appreciated! Have a lovely christmas!

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    I ended up with the same solution (checking all permissions on all shares). It appears to be secure but removing the network icon would still be useful (security by obscurity). If I come across a solution I'll post it.

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