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    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

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    Thanks
    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?

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    Ok I found that it appears in computer config.
    I can only use this as a computer policy then? Thats a bit rubbish...

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bart21 View Post
    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.
    Nick
    will give it a go!

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    Not work
    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.

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    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.

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    You can use reg fixes to get rid of them. Thats what I did.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...0-b0ed9fdcfdeb

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    Hi,
    Sorry, but how would I go about doing this?

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    Sorry , hit the enter button too quick.

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    Remove Favorites, Libraries, and Homegroup from Navigation Pane

    It works perfectly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techdw View Post
    Sorry , hit the enter button too quick.

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    Remove Favorites, Libraries, and Homegroup from Navigation Pane

    It works perfectly
    haha
    Thanks I will take a look.

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    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 )

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techdw View Post
    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
    Yep unfortunately Win 7 is on the machines already so I need to push these settings out
    Win7 Enterprise, Server 2008 R2

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    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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