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    Annoying Restrictions message

    Hi,

    After disabling Libraries in Windows 7 our users are presented with a message each time they save/open something:

    Restrictions
    This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.
    OK

    I assume it is trying to take them to the Library which does not exist (or they don't have access). They click OK and are put in "Computer" which is fine, and they can select their network drive and save, but this message is really annoying! I wonder if we can stop this popping up (disable the exe that's loaded) or at least change the message to something that sounds a little more useful like "Make sure you save your work in your N:\ drive" and get rid of the big red cross that's shown.

    Thanks for any help.

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    I think I get this on a few programs and it's because the default location to save is a location the user doesn’t have permission to save at. Not sure how to remove the message, but on some programs you can change the default save location.

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    is there a way to do this by default.

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    The ADMXs for Office support changing the default save path. Most other apps seem to behave - typical that Office doesnt. The biggest culprit is attachments from Outlook opening in Temp.

    Another side effects of killing the libraries appears to be the Rip path in WMP being broken too. Ive not found the reg key responsible yet, but will hunt it down

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    We use a number of different types of software, and I have not found a way to set a global default save location.

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    Why do you wish to disable Libraries? When using Windows 7 as a standalone or for people who use Windows 7 at home, they'll all be using Libraries, so you may as well 'go with the flow' I think the only annoying 'feature' is the fact that C:\Users\Public is still available and cannot be removed with a GPO, but this hasn't been an issue to date

    Users access their drives from 'Computer' and of course I hide the C:\ drive from view. Everyone just saves to their mapped Documents drives.

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    I used this Administratively Create and Modify Windows 7 Libraries - The Grim Admin to edit the libraries.

    Although I have stopped using them, as I found it was just a lot easier to create one pointed towards "p:\docs", and then copy this over the top of the ones in %userprofile%\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\li braries\

    There isn't a folder in the "default" user account, so I didn't trust it to copy over right.

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