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    Angry Strange custom start menu behavior (can browse network), GPO?

    Hi Guy/Gals;

    I have a strange one here. i have removed "my network places" from windows explorer to stop students from snooping. This works fine but i've found another way in. here is a screen shot of what students see if the click

    start--my computer-- (you'll notice network places isn't listed) if i click the folder up button, i get as high and the desktop no further.

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    if i click;

    start and double click "programs" on the start menu (or any of the categories in programs), it opens a windows explorer windows.

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    you'll notice from here you can see the "my network places" and as a result the entire network;

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    i've looked at GPO and checked my share/ntfs file permissions. this is only effecting the xp machines. Win7 is fine.

    If i could disable network discovery that would be great. but the best i've managed is to block the network discovery protoacal in windows firewall. and that only stops the issue on Windows 7

    any help would be great as im really stumped.

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    when I double click on programs or try to explore or open programs I get "this operation has been restricted". So a GPO must exist (and I used it) to stop this.

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    thanks for the speedy response, at least we now know its a gpo issue. Can you remember/or know which gpo causes this behaviour.

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    sorry, I have such a large pupil GPO I couldn't see the one. My programs is redirected though, is yours?

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    yes is a redirected start menu, i'm looking at the ntfs file permission now...... just can't see anything out of place....

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    Mine is restricted through GPO as it's not an 'access denied' message.

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    restrictions.png This is a list of explorer restrictions I have. it might be one of these?

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    mine's the same (within reason). can i ask you to have a look at your user/preferences/windows/registry to see if its a reg entry the removes the option... thx for all your help so far



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