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    Removing Libraries, Favourits, Network etc via GPO

    Hi,

    I am trying to remove the Faourites, Libraries and Network icons from the left hand panel in file explorer. I am using windows Server 2012 and Windows 7 on the domain pc's.

    What i have gone through so far is as follows:

    I have added the new registry item into both user configuration > windows settings as well as Computer configuration > windows settings two which either or both dont seem to change the registry settings at all. I have tried using the 'Update' values as well as 'Replace'. I have also added the registry key within computer configuration > policies > windows settings > security settings > registry which gives 'authenticated users' full access to the folder containing the specific registry.

    I know that i have the correct thing to change and also the corret value the file needs to be because if i do it manually through regedit it works fine.

    If anyone knows what i am missing/doing wrong or knows a better way of hiding the icons then please do let me know. The below show the registry files that i am changing. The values are what i wish them to be:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:a9400100

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:b090010d

    My eyes are going square trying to work this out so any help would be amazing.

    Many Thanks

    Mik

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    Not sure about Favorites, we kept these but i have attached some ADM templates. Once they are imported they will allow you to hide them in group policy without any hassle.
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