Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, GPO to remove these options from explorer window? in Technical; Anyone know if there's a GPO to remove Network,Libraries and favorites from the explorer window in Windows 7? The only ...
10th September 2011, 02:55 PM #1
GPO to remove these options from explorer window?
Anyone know if there's a GPO to remove Network,Libraries and favorites from the explorer window in Windows 7? The only one I want to keep is Computer
Running Server 2008 R2. Thanks
10th September 2011, 03:01 PM #2
Thanks to andyrite from:
ihaveaproblem (10th September 2011)
10th September 2011, 03:16 PM #3
I copied the text and saved it as a .adm file and placed in %windir%\inf
I want it to be a user specific policy so added the template in administrative templates on user config. I cant seem to find this policy to enable though? When you add an admin template is it auto enabled or do I need to find it some where to enable it?
10th September 2011, 03:47 PM #4
Ok I found that it appears in computer config.
I can only use this as a computer policy then? Thats a bit rubbish...
11th September 2011, 10:11 AM #5
You could try changing the class from machine to user on the adm and see if that works as a user setting. No guarantee though.
Thanks to bart21 from:
ihaveaproblem (11th September 2011)
11th September 2011, 12:41 PM #6
will give it a go!
Originally Posted by bart21
Gives an error when trying to add the adm file with that change. Thanks anyways
Last edited by ihaveaproblem; 11th September 2011 at 12:57 PM.
11th September 2011, 03:17 PM #7
- Rep Power
Assuming it's not a terminal server or something similar, you could try using group policy preferences to apply the reg keys with the "Remove when this policy no longer applies" option. Obviously the keys are HKLM, though, so be careful.
Edit: They may need a reboot to apply, though, so you could be stuffed there.
11th September 2011, 05:37 PM #8
You can use reg fixes to get rid of them. Thats what I did.
11th September 2011, 05:38 PM #9
Sorry, but how would I go about doing this?
11th September 2011, 05:39 PM #10
Sorry , hit the enter button too quick.
Remove Favorites, Libraries, and Homegroup from Navigation Pane
It works perfectly
11th September 2011, 05:40 PM #11
Originally Posted by Techdw
Thanks I will take a look.
11th September 2011, 06:00 PM #12
It seems this can only been done per computer basic again then? I guess that will be ok.
To add one of these regs using GPP does this seem correct? ( I keep getting confused if I need update/repalce etc )
11th September 2011, 06:36 PM #13
How are you doing this? have you already got windows 7 on the machines? of is this to make a image to put on the clients
11th September 2011, 06:37 PM #14
Yep unfortunately Win 7 is on the machines already so I need to push these settings out
Originally Posted by Techdw
Win7 Enterprise, Server 2008 R2
11th September 2011, 07:41 PM #15
I would do it per Computer if it were me. They wouldnt need them folders, I took them all out so they only have COmputer there.
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