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    Pulling my hair out

    Hi all

    I'm currently trying to finalise group policy settings for my Windows 8 students. All seems to be going well except, I cant for the life of me find out hide to hide 2 remaining items under "This PC", these being the "Access Media" & "Add a Network Location" icons on the File ribbon (image below).

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    Can anyone help before I completely lose my sanity.

    Regards
    Paul

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    Anybody?

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    I have the exact same problem
    For reference: Block access to "Add Network Location"

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    For the "Add a Network Location" try going to User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\File Explorer. You should find an option in there for "Remove Map Network drive and disconnect network drive"

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    Isn't there a hide the ribbon option of some sort?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cortez View Post
    For the "Add a Network Location" try going to User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\File Explorer. You should find an option in there for "Remove Map Network drive and disconnect network drive"
    Done that one, if you look at the image you can see that icon greyed out. Thanks anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cullingsh View Post
    Isn't there a hide the ribbon option of some sort?
    Cant find hide ribbon, only start with ribbon minimized. Again, thanks.

    This seems to be a serious flaw from Microsoft. I for one cant deploy this to students as it stands, I would struggle to sleep at night

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    Would something like this work for you?

    WinAero: Ribbon Disabler for Windows 8

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    I still don't get the need to do it at all, if your network is locked down properly they can't really do anything with those buttons anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    I still don't get the need to do it at all, if your network is locked down properly they can't really do anything with those buttons anyway.
    I'd rather be sure, would'nt you?

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    Reply from MS developer.

    Hi,
    I think we can deploy script with set-acl powershell command to take ownership with Administrator of following keys, and set Deny permission on Users:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.Add MediaServer
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.Add NetworkLocation
    SET-ACL on registry key
    SET-ACL on registry key - Brad Rutkowski's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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    It works!!

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