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Word viewer and blocked access to drives RRS feed

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  • Hello, I've enabled two group policies in my domain to block users from accessing local drives on a Windows 2003 Server system:

    Hide these specified drives in My Computer: Restrict All Drives

    Prevent access to drives from My Computer: Restrict All Drives

    Specifically, we needed to block access when they open a word, excel, or pdf document. We use word viewer and excel viewer the latest versions from Microsoft (2007). The drives are blocked in Excel, when I click File, Open (I don't see my Computer at all, so I obviously cannot get to the local drives). 

    I do see My Computer when doing File, Open with Word Viewer.

    I've verified the group policy user and group settings and they are fine. Please see the links to the screen shots below.

    Why is Word Viewer still showing access to the local drives while Excel Viewer is not? Please help. Thank you.

    Excel screenshot

    Word screenshot


    • Edited by Timmc10 Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:38 PM
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:35 PM