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    Thanks for all your help ThePurtser. The policy is now working.

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    Good to hear it finally works.

    Too bad we couldn't figure out what was/is going wrong with the image in the first place.

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    You can configure it in Group Policy Preferences as well if you don't want to create cutom ADM's

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePrutser View Post
    Good to hear it finally works.

    Too bad we couldn't figure out what was/is going wrong with the image in the first place.
    I think i have found the issue causing this, as it happened to my school recently due to creating an intranet page for students/staff

    Problem lies in setting the default homepage through group policy for internet explorer, at first i was extremely confused why all users could see hidden files and folders then i worked out what was causing it to begin with, all users have logged into their workstations at least once since the change so i reverted back to unconfigured logged into a workstation as a student and hey presto no hidden files and folders, dont ask me why this causes it as i haven't the foggiest but im glad i worked it out haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukev View Post
    I think i have found the issue causing this, as it happened to my school recently due to creating an intranet page for students/staff

    Problem lies in setting the default homepage through group policy for internet explorer, at first i was extremely confused why all users could see hidden files and folders then i worked out what was causing it to begin with, all users have logged into their workstations at least once since the change so i reverted back to unconfigured logged into a workstation as a student and hey presto no hidden files and folders, dont ask me why this causes it as i haven't the foggiest but im glad i worked it out haha
    I am not sure if you are right about this. What I get from your post is that you just set the custom policy to not configured. Because it is a custom policy where registry settings will be set, it is not enough to set it to "unconfigured" the setting will still be as it was. To turn off this custom policy you actually have to set it to disabled. To be sure check the registry on the computer where you "think" you have found the problem, I am afraid you will see that the registry setting is still in effect.

    Or probably I am not completely following what you are trying to say :P
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    Sorry for not making my post very clear.

    Originally users were unable to see hidden files and folders as intended.

    I then uploaded the new intranet page and forced the homepage to this intranet page.

    After this change all users could see hidden files and folders.

    Changing the settings back to unconfigured stopped users from viewing hidden files and folders.

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