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    Network - Windows 7

    Hi all

    I can't seem to find a definitive answer to this. I don't need to hide the network part of Windows 7 (although I guess that would solve this problem!) but I would like to stop them "searching" Active Directory. Is there a gpo I have missed that can block this?

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    I've done this for XP and 7.

    Open up a GPO: User Conf --> Administrative Templates --> Desktop --> Active Directory

    Here, set the Maximum size of AD searches to 0. This will return zero results for your users on computers, printers etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rh91uk View Post
    Hi all

    I don't need to hide the network part of Windows 7
    But just to ask, have you? and if so what GPO did you use?

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    Hi Styart, I haven't as I have blocked any kind of network discovery so it is there but not functioning. If you do find a way let me know!

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    Thanks chuckster too - that did the trick

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    Just to ask, how did you diable the network discovery?
    Did you use Computer Config ==> Admin Templates ==> Network ==> Link layer Topology Discovery ==> Turn on Mapper I/O?
    Or another method?

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    You can disable it on the PC itself, under Network and Sharing, Advanced network and sharing. Not found a GPO for this though.

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