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    Windows 7 final test troubles (the tests i forgot to do)

    I am just doing a final test on Windows 7 and i have come across some issues:

    1. I cannot for the life of me get the clickable display name in the start menu to map to the users home drive. It just keeps mapping to local libraries.

    2. Is there a way to remove the navigation pane from explorer or
    (a)... Remove the Favourites link and
    (b)... the libraries link.

    I have followed the disable known folders setting in GPO but users can still right click on the libraries and select New and create a new library.

    Edit:
    I think i have just re-read an article which points to my number 2 problem.
    Last edited by timbo343; 21st October 2010 at 03:43 PM.

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    I have this in a .reg file, imported into my Windows 7 image. Seems to work! Taken from a thread on Edugeek.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [-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\Desktop\NameSpace\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-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}"=-

    Read more: How to Disable Windows 7 Libraries | eHow.com How to Disable Windows 7 Libraries | eHow.com

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    Thanks, it seems to have done the trick but.... and its a every big but...users can...
    ...STILL click on Include in Library and create new libraries.
    ...STIL click on Share with and search for users but cannot actually add persmissions.

    It would be nice if there was a way to remove these 2 buttons from the top of the screen.

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    Apparently those drop down menu's are part of something called 'Folderband'. See the following link for a method that supposedly disable it:

    Removing the "Organize/Include In Library/Share with/Burn/New Folder" menu bar in Windows Explorer

    I would be intrigued if this works for you.

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    get in!

    After 3 hours of trying different scripts and messing up 2 windows 7 installations, i have finally got it working!

    @themightymrp: The link you provided me kinda works but the code has got a mistake in it.

    You need to do the following:

    1... Give yourself full access to alter and save the dll file. So browse to the location of the file:
    For Windows 7 32bit AERO/BASIC the file is C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\[Name of the visuaL STYLE - lets say Aero] \Shell\NormalColor
    FOr Windows 7 32bit Classic the file is C:\Windows\system32\shellstyle.dll
    You will need to Right click the Shellstyle.dll file > Select Properties > Select Advanced > Select the Owner Tab > then click Edit > Choose the correct owner > agree to everything it says > then go back into the properties of the file and add yourself (in my case network admin), give yourself full permissions and click ok. Now you will be able to save over the original file.
    2.... download resource hacker from here: Resource Hacker
    3.... Once downloaded, extract the files from the zip folder and run "ResHacker.exe"
    4.... Once Reshacker has opened, browse to the following file: ShellStyle.dll located in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\[Name of the visuaL STYLE - lets say Aero] \Shell\NormalColor.
    5.... Now search for the string <style resid="Folderbandstyle"> either by Ctrl+F or View >> Find Text.
    6.... Once resHacker has found the string add the following.. (please note, this is to HIDE the explorer bar)

    <Element

    padding="rect(0rp,0rp,0rp,-32rp)"

    />

    so you should have something that looks like this:

    Code:
    <style resid="FolderBandStyle">
    
    <Element 
    
    padding="rect(0rp,0rp,0rp,-32rp)"
    
    />
    
    <Element
    
    background="argb(0, 0, 0, 0)"
    
    />
    7.... Now click the Compile button to accept the dll and now save the shellstyle.dll in the original location. You will notice that if you browse back to the location after saving the dll, there will be a ShellStyle_original. This is just a backup.

    8... Now Restart the machine and you should see the explorer toolbar is no more.

    Hope this helps someone.

    Tim

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    Awesome stuff! Will have to try this out. Nice work that man

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    Another problem which has just been idenified:

    Although the libraries etc have been disabled in the navigation pane... if users right click the navigation pane and select Show All Folders, they can still access the Desktop and save things to the desktop.

    How can this be fixed?

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    Can you post those 2 dll files for aero please?
    Last edited by zag; 22nd October 2010 at 12:55 PM.

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    here it is....

    One dll file but is its used for both classic and AERO/BASIC themes. Just place the file in the correct location
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Is there another way for users to create a folder without the menu bar?

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    yeah, if you havent got the context menu disabled you can use right click > new folder... it works here with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    1. I cannot for the life of me get the clickable display name in the start menu to map to the users home drive. It just keeps mapping to local libraries.
    Also did you fix this?

    I'm having the same issue, I just want the clickable display name to map the users U: drive (homedrive)

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    nooo zag, i didn't. Thats next on my list... though I'm glad someone else is having the same problem. We dont give students profiles either and i dont plan to.

    At the mo, i am just trying to get the Show All Folders option in the context menu on the navigation pane to be hidden or be disabled. I have a reg hack that totally removes the navigation pane but needs to be set in current user rather than local machine.

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    I have managed to remove the Navigation Pane totally via a script which runs from GPO.

    If any one wants it, let me know.

    Now to sort out the user home directories

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