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Hiding My Network Places RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Everyone: I have read several entries in this discussion group relating to restricting network access and hiding the My Network Places link, but I'm still not clear on the generally accepted solution. My requirement is to restrict network access for the Guest/limited accounts defined in SteadyState i.e. they should not be able to see the other computers and shared files on the network, but they do need to be able to print on shared printers. (The configuration is a peer to peer/Simple File Sharing environment). I have set Remove My Network Places Icon for the restricted accounts, but network access can still be achieved through the File Open and Save As dialogs. And the Administrator account does require network access from these machines.

    Can anyone help with this - thanks. . .
    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 10:04 PM

Answers

  • Hi, thanks for the post. I suggest you try the following two method to hide this:

     

    Method 1

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    1. Click Start, Run, type "regedit" and press Enter to open Registry Editor and navigate to:

     

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder

     

    2. Backup the key by exporting it to a REG file.

    3. In the right-pane, create a new REG_DWORD value named Attributes

    4. Double-click Attributes and set 20180000 as the Value data

     

    Method 2

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    1. Start Regedit.exe and navigate to:

     

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\NonEnum

     

    2. Create a new DWORD value named {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

    3. Double-click {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} and set its data to 1

    4. Close Regedit.exe

     

    Hope this helps!


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:29 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi, thanks for the post. I suggest you try the following two method to hide this:

     

    Method 1

    =========

    1. Click Start, Run, type "regedit" and press Enter to open Registry Editor and navigate to:

     

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder

     

    2. Backup the key by exporting it to a REG file.

    3. In the right-pane, create a new REG_DWORD value named Attributes

    4. Double-click Attributes and set 20180000 as the Value data

     

    Method 2

    =========

    1. Start Regedit.exe and navigate to:

     

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\NonEnum

     

    2. Create a new DWORD value named {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

    3. Double-click {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} and set its data to 1

    4. Close Regedit.exe

     

    Hope this helps!


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:29 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Sean: Thank for responding to my inquiry about hiding My Network Places - I'll give your suggestions a try.

    Regards. . .

    Tony N.
    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 2:05 AM
  • Sean: Thanks again for responding to my inquiry about hiding My Network Places for SteadyState Guest/limited accounts - I have tried both the methods you suggested, but My Network Places is still available to the Guest accounts. The SteadyState Remove My Network Places Icon setting seems to do the job for most cases, but the specific case where these resources are still accessible is in Internet browser File Open and Save As dialogs.

    Do you have any other thoughts on this?

    Thanks. . .

    Tony N.
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:03 PM