Long time lurker on here, great forum.
We are in the process of building a new domain at the college where I am working and we are in the process of rolling out Windows 7 and also RDS for some of the older machines, which to replace due to cost savings.
We have created a group policy Student RDS users, but we have run into a few issues. We have locked down the desktop quiet well and also access to the C drive, but when we put a shortcut on the desktop, say for the Calculator and go and Right-click and click on Properties and the option Open File Location this opens up the C drive of the RDS Server and you can browse it. Is there anyway of disabling this option, or even right-click on the desktop only? There is a group policy disables right click totally, even on Explorer, which is not ideal.
You're right, disabling the context menu will disable it for the Desktop and Explorer. Do you mean you can browse the share where Calculator is redirected from or the actual C:\ drive of your server? And can you make changes, such as adding a folder to the root?
Unless it's been changed recently you can change it through the content menu shellexs:
Should have a: 37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5
Set it to 0 and it should remove it. (From shortcuts aka lnk files)
(As always best back things up incase it has changed)
You can browse the entire c drive as it brings up the explorer window. You can't create anything, or modify anything, but its seem stupid that you can have a policy to not show the c drive from Computer but then go in the back door so to speak, doing this method :doh:
I did remove this key completely from the equivalent location in 2008R2 and it didn't seem to make a difference...
Originally Posted by Steve21
There are two policies you can enable:
User Config > Policies > Admin Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer
Hide these specified drives in My Computer - Enabled
Prevent access to drives from My Computer - Enabled
Thanks Michael, that worked a treat :hat: