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    I have a registry file to remove favorites, homegroup, browse network and libraries from the explorer toolbar.

    But it needs to set Full control permissions to the registry key first.

    I can do this manually but its a bit of a pain.

    Does anyone know how to set permissions using a .reg file?

    Windows 7 Registry Hacks for Students.zip

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    I have a registry file to remove favorites, homegroup, browse network and libraries from the explorer toolbar.

    But it needs to set Full control permissions to the registry key first.

    I can do this manually but its a bit of a pain.

    Does anyone know how to set permissions using a .reg file?

    Windows 7 Registry Hacks for Students.zip
    Have a google around there are GPO to remove all these.

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    SetACL or SubInACL can both be used to modify registry permissions. The GPO method sounds easier though.

    Code:
    @echo off
    SetACL -on "HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\ShellFolder" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:S-1-5-32-544;p:full;s:y"
    SetACL -on "HKLM\Software\Classes\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}\ShellFolder" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:S-1-5-32-544;p:full;s:y"
    SetACL -on "HKLM\Software\Classes\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:S-1-5-32-544;p:full;s:y"
    SetACL -on "HKLM\Software\Classes\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:S-1-5-32-544;p:full;s:y"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Have a google around there are GPO to remove all these.
    I don't think there is to be honest. I searched for hours this morning looking for it.

    For homegroup in the file explorer toolbar there is a registry setting or you can disable the homegroup services.
    For network browsing in the file explorer toolbar there is a registry setting or another service you can disable.

    Those are the 2 most import to me and I checked all the Microsoft groups where they state there are no gpo options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    I don't think there is to be honest. I searched for hours this morning looking for it.

    For homegroup in the file explorer toolbar there is a registry setting or you can disable the homegroup services.
    For network browsing in the file explorer toolbar there is a registry setting or another service you can disable.

    Those are the 2 most import to me and I checked all the Microsoft groups where they state there are no gpo options.
    I am 100% sure there is because i have used them. They are not offical MS ones but they are better than messing about with the registry.

    Here we go i have attached one for you
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    Do you need to disable them? We have redirected Favourites to a central folder (although I do want to make it personal, when I have a chance to look at that); Libraries is present and points to the user's redirected MyDocs folder which seems sensible enough. HomeGroup is not present, but I don't know how it was disabled - I can check if you want though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Do you need to disable them? We have redirected Favourites to a central folder (although I do want to make it personal, when I have a chance to look at that); Libraries is present and points to the user's redirected MyDocs folder which seems sensible enough. HomeGroup is not present, but I don't know how it was disabled - I can check if you want though.
    Homegroup wont show when joined to a domain. But the network icon will still show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I am 100% sure there is because i have used them. They are not offical MS ones but they are better than messing about with the registry.

    Here we go i have attached one for you
    You sir.... are a Genious!! Edugeek to the rescue yet again

    Works perfectly thanks. And you are correct the homegroup doesn't show on the domain logins.

    What are your guys opinions on the favorites icon at the top of file explorer? Is it worth trying to disable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I am 100% sure there is because i have used them. They are not offical MS ones but they are better than messing about with the registry.

    Here we go i have attached one for you
    Thats great!

    er where do we get the rest of them?

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    Nearly there now:

    Just for my own use or any comments

    Launch Powershell [unsolved but scripts have been disabled so useless]
    Disable IE "in private browsing" [solved with gpo]
    Download exe [solved with web filter]
    Remove Browse homegroup [solved with domain attach]
    Allocate printers [Still to be decided]
    Remove browse network [Solved with custom gpo]
    Remove "favorite" link in file explorer [Ok to keep?]
    Remove libraries in file explorer [Ok to keep?]
    IE "Set wallpaper background" [bginfo still working?]
    Switch user [solved with gpo]
    Lock user [solved with gpo]
    Last edited by zag; 22nd February 2012 at 02:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Launch Powershell [unsolved but scripts have been disabled so useless]
    You could prevent PowerShell.exe from running via AppLocker (SRPs).

    Code:
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    %SystemRoot%\SysWow64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Allocate printers [Still to be decided]
    Group Policy Preferences!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    You sir.... are a Genious!! Edugeek to the rescue yet again

    Works perfectly thanks. And you are correct the homegroup doesn't show on the domain logins.

    What are your guys opinions on the favorites icon at the top of file explorer? Is it worth trying to disable?
    I think i have a GPO to get rid of it if you want?

    You also mentioned about BGinfo. I have heard that it can be temperamental. I use Desktop info http://www.glenn.delahoy.com/software/ - With a script i use the load the correct sized wallpaper for the monitor in use.

    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Thats great!

    er where do we get the rest of them?
    I have some more. If i get a thanks im sure i can dig them out ha ha

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    This thread has a GPO template to get rid of the libraries. Windows 7 - Removing Libraries

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