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    Block access to "Add Network Location"

    Hi
    If you users are in My computer and right click computer they can try to add a network location.
    Any one know how to disable this?

    Cheers

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    Have a look here:

    Link: Appendix L: Wizards in Windows Server 2008 Related to Connecting to the Internet

    Using Group Policy to Control the Add Network Location Wizard

    To block access to the Add Network Location Wizard from the Map Network Drive command, you can configure the Remove "Map Network Drive" and "Disconnect Network Drive" Group Policy setting. This setting is located in User Configuration under Policies (if present), in Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer. If you enable this policy setting, the system removes access to the Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive commands that were available, for example, by opening Windows Explorer and right-clicking Network. However, this policy setting does not prevent you from starting the Add Network Location Wizard by opening Explorer, right-clicking Computer, and clicking Add a Network Location. The policy setting also does not prevent you from connecting to another computer by typing the name of a shared folder in Explorer or Internet Explorer.
    Not sure if it is what you want but it seems to fit the bill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Have a look here:

    Link: Appendix L: Wizards in Windows Server 2008 Related to Connecting to the Internet
    However, this policy setting does not prevent you from starting the Add Network Location Wizard by opening Explorer, right-clicking Computer, and clicking Add a Network Location.

    Not sure if it is what you want but it seems to fit the bill?
    see bold

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    I have the policy I mentioned set along with some other settings:



    So when students right click My Computer they get:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I have the policy I mentioned set along with some other settings:



    So when students right click My Computer they get:

    Windows 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    If you users are in My computer and right click computer they can try to add a network location.
    Can they succeed in doing so?

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    I have added webdav folders with it, but not unc paths.

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    Disable Right Click for children?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Disable Right Click for children?
    No point it's on the computer page anyway. Disable web folders and it's not actually going to do anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    I have added webdav folders with it, but not unc paths.
    You can prevent webdav by disabling the webclient service, worth doing as there are a few new security vulnerabilities with it anyway.

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    I am looking for the same thing. Cant find it.

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