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Windows 7 Thread, Remove 'Network' from navigation pane in Technical; Hi all, Does anyone know how to remove the Network option from the Navigation pane in Windows 7? Either through ...
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    Remove 'Network' from navigation pane

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know how to remove the Network option from the Navigation pane in Windows 7? Either through GPO or Registry editing? Thanks in advance!



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    Nevermind, senior tech worked it out!

    For those interested apply the following reg change

    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\pol icies\NonEnum]
    {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}"=dword:00000001

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    if your tech can work out how to remove the rest of it I would be much obliged!

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    We found that if you go to control panel > network and sharing centre > advance sharing settings and turn off network discovery it will ask you to enter the administrator password before allowing you to access the Network folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    if your tech can work out how to remove the rest of it I would be much obliged!
    Favorites:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

    Libraries:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{031E482 5-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}]
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}]
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}]
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}]
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
    “{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}”=-

    network:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:b0940064


    Some of them will require administrator permissions manually setting on them.

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    I was trying to do the same thing. I found here you can make the above settings into an adm file so you can import into group policy so its appears as on off radio buttons. Prooved Very useful for me.

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    IS a reg hack/custom adm the only way to do this? Is there not this functionality built into GPO?

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    It doesn't look like it - there is another thread on this issue here Remove Network Icon From Computer

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    cheers, i didnt realise there was an up to date thread from literally yesterday on the exact same topic!

    Ive implemented the custom adm which seems to be working well, so will see how that goes.

    thaksn

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    I have been able to remove the network icon [good news]

    However I am now trying to find a way to prevent the machine from accepting a UNC path entered into the save/save as box. I have tried the following setting in Group Policy:

    Computer Configuration/Admin Templates/Network/Link Layer Topology Discovery: Turn on Mapper I/O (LLTDIO) driver: Disabled.

    Doesn't seem to do the trick.

    What else can I try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunks_ View Post
    I was trying to do the same thing. I found here you can make the above settings into an adm file so you can import into group policy so its appears as on off radio buttons. Prooved Very useful for me.
    This worked for me!!

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    Raise from the dead, however it is possible to add this to the registry section of a GPO applying to users, at least on the Vista User template GPO's, it works nicely thanks

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    A student brought a usb with a shortcut to a network UNC path of our applications server (not to any shared folder on it, just the server itself) - they are able to see what folders are shared and now access network browsing through windows explorer. The above along with SRP is not stopping them from doing this - has anyone else come across this problem and knows how to resolve it?

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    Are any of your shares not hidden, i.e. with a $ sign at the end of every share name? Because that's what it looks like to me.

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    no they are not and unfortunately its how I took over the system but its too much a task to now rename them all on every file server, it doesn't address the underlying issue that they can browse network in windows explorer even though the network icon has been removed

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