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    Lightbulb Windows 7 - Removing Libraries

    Thought I would post our solution to the Libraries problem. It may seem a little messy as it still leaves the Libraries link in the Explorer Navigation side panel.

    (A cleaner, more complete, ADM can be found on post #12)

    Using Windows 7 with Group Policy Management installed or a 2008 Server. Navigate too:

    User Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Explorer/

    Enable Disable Known Folders and add the following:

    {2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E} - Music Library
    {491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174} - Videos Library
    {7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c} - Documents Library
    {A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B} - User Libraries Folder
    {A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104} - Pictures Library
    {031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5} - Another reference to User Library

    If you have a Windows 7 and XP mixed network on Server 2003 you may want to Disable Turn off Windows Libraries features that rely on indexed file data this will help with problems of folder redirection.

    What this will do, is stop the library folders from being created.

    I hope this is of help to some of you scratching your heads.



    EDIT - HIDING LIBRARIES FROM EXPLORER SIDE BAR:

    This custom ADM file will work for those of us still using Server 2003:

    Code:
    CLASS MACHINE
    
    CATEGORY "Windows 7 Libraries"
    	POLICY "Hide Libraries"
    		KEYNAME "Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder"
    		VALUENAME Attributes
    		VALUEON NUMERIC 2962227469
    		VALUEOFF NUMERIC 2961178893
    	END POLICY
    END CATEGORY;
    For those lucky enough to have Server 2008 you can modify the registry using group policy preferences. By modifying the attributes key at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E482 5-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder too 2962227469 (DECIMAL)

    A cleaner, more complete, ADM can be found on post #12
    Last edited by EJWill; 17th December 2009 at 12:15 PM.

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    To what folder does each one related too?
    Last edited by nephilim; 16th December 2009 at 10:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    To what folder does each one related too?
    I have modified my first post to reflect your question.

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    Here's a link to remove the 'Libraries' link from the Nav Pane in Explorer.... Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Forums

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    We are having trouble with Folder Redirection and I have just tried to change these settings but can't see them.

    Are they specific to Server 2008 R2?

    We are running Server 2008 Enterprise 32bit. All the new options for Folder Redirection are available, just can't see these settings?

    Thanks very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ces973 View Post
    Here's a link to remove the 'Libraries' link from the Nav Pane in Explorer.... Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Forums
    Smart find. However it only details how to hide the library if you were to modifiy each individual machine. Now we could create an ADM like:

    BE WARNED THIS IS PSEUDO - THIS HAS NOT BEEN FULLY TESTED

    Code:
    CLASS MACHINE
    
    CATEGORY "Windows 7 Libraries"
    	POLICY "Hide Libraries"
    		KEYNAME "Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder"
    		VALUENAME Attributes
    		VALUEON NUMERIC "2962227469"
    		VALUEOFF NUMERIC "2961178893"
    	END POLICY
    END CATEGORY;
    BE WARNED THIS IS PSEUDO - THIS HAS NOT BEEN FULLY TESTED

    However, I'm not sure if we can create a HEX DWORD or Decimal alternative. Much head scratching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJWill View Post
    Smart find. However it only details how to hide the library if you were to modifiy each individual machine. Now we could create an ADM like:

    BE WARNED THIS IS PSEUDO - THIS HAS NOT BEEN FULLY TESTED

    Code:
    CLASS MACHINE
    
    CATEGORY "Windows 7 Libraries"
    	POLICY "Hide Libraries"
    		KEYNAME "Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder"
    		VALUENAME Attributes
    		VALUEON NUMERIC "2962227469"
    		VALUEOFF NUMERIC "2961178893"
    	END POLICY
    END CATEGORY;
    BE WARNED THIS IS PSEUDO - THIS HAS NOT BEEN FULLY TESTED

    However, I'm not sure if we can create a HEX DWORD or Decimal alternative. Much head scratching!

    Nice!

    You're right, you cannot put this out to users if you already have Win7 deployed, but as we haven't yet, we can still make the registry changes before we take an image, and then that will be applied to all users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJWill View Post
    Smart find. However it only details how to hide the library if you were to modifiy each individual machine. Now we could create an ADM like:

    BE WARNED THIS IS PSEUDO - THIS HAS NOT BEEN FULLY TESTED

    Code:
    CLASS MACHINE
    
    CATEGORY "Windows 7 Libraries"
    	POLICY "Hide Libraries"
    		KEYNAME "Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder"
    		VALUENAME Attributes
    		VALUEON NUMERIC "2962227469"
    		VALUEOFF NUMERIC "2961178893"
    	END POLICY
    END CATEGORY;
    BE WARNED THIS IS PSEUDO - THIS HAS NOT BEEN FULLY TESTED

    However, I'm not sure if we can create a HEX DWORD or Decimal alternative. Much head scratching!
    Use a preference instead of a policy to push out a reg frag.

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    I was lead to believe Preference Group Policy settings would only work on Server 2008. Sadly we're still using 2003 and won't be migrating anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJWill View Post
    I was lead to believe Preference Group Policy settings would only work on Server 2008. Sadly we're still using 2003 and won't be migrating anytime soon.
    Ah, yes that is the case, you will need at least 1 2008 DC for prefs.

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    Code:
    CLASS MACHINE
    
    CATEGORY "Windows 7 Libraries"
    	POLICY "Hide Libraries"
    		KEYNAME "Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder"
    		VALUENAME Attributes
    		VALUEON NUMERIC 2962227469
    		VALUEOFF NUMERIC 2961178893
    	END POLICY
    END CATEGORY;
    I have tested this out on two of our Win 7 computers, which appears to work. My original code was creating REG_SZ values by default instead of REG_DWORD. I will modify my first post so its easier to find the solution.

    I think a drink is in order

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    I have scoured the SevenForums.com site and have made an ADM for some of the tutorials by the user Brink. So to save others the leg work, this is what I have:

    Code:
    CLASS MACHINE
    
    CATEGORY "Windows 7 Explorer Navigation Items"
    	POLICY "Hide Libraries"
    		KEYNAME "Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder"
    		VALUENAME Attributes
    		VALUEON NUMERIC 2962227469
    		VALUEOFF NUMERIC 2961178893
    	END POLICY
    	POLICY "Hide Homegroup"
    		KEYNAME "Software\Classes\CLSID\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}\ShellFolder"
    		VALUENAME Attributes
    		VALUEON NUMERIC 2962489612
    		VALUEOFF NUMERIC 2961441036
    	END POLICY
    	POLICY "Hide Networking"
    		KEYNAME "Software\Classes\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder"
    		VALUENAME Attributes
    		VALUEON NUMERIC 2962489444
    		VALUEOFF NUMERIC 2953052260
    	END POLICY
    	POLICY "Hide Computer"
    		KEYNAME "Software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder"
    		VALUENAME Attributes
    		VALUEON NUMERIC 2962489612
    		VALUEOFF NUMERIC 2961441036
    	END POLICY
    	POLICY "Hide Favourites"
    		KEYNAME "Software\Classes\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\ShellFolder"
    		VALUENAME Attributes
    		VALUEON NUMERIC 2839544064
    		VALUEOFF NUMERIC 2693792000
    	END POLICY
    	POLICY "Hide Control Panel"
    		KEYNAME "Software\Classes\CLSID\{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\ShellFolder"
    		VALUENAME Attributes
    		VALUEON NUMERIC 2693791748
    		VALUEOFF NUMERIC 2684354564
    	END POLICY
    END CATEGORY;
    I no longer need to use the messy Disable Known Folder routine. Now all I need to do, is somehow redirect the UserFolder.
    Last edited by EJWill; 17th December 2009 at 12:17 PM.

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    See for a 2008 R2 dummy like myself, how do I add that so that it is implimented?

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    You will need to paste this into a txt file with the extension '.adm'.

    ADM files go into %windir%\inf. Then when modifying a group policy, goto Computer Configuration/Policies. Right click on Administrative Templates and click Add/Remove Templates....

    You should be able to browse for your adm in here and add it to your policy.

    In 2008 Server, a new folder will be created called Classic Administrative Templates (ADM) within the Administrative Templates folder. This will contain the imported adm.

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    done and done! Many thanks, nice to know that I still learn something new every day!

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