Hide "Access Media" & "Add a Network Location" icons using Group Policy


  • Hi

    I'm currently trying to finalise group policy settings for my Windows 8 students. All seems to be going well except, I cant for the life of me find out hide to hide 2 remaining items under "This PC", these being the "Access Media" & "Add a Network Location" icons on the File ribbon (image below), can anyone help please.

    Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:32 AM


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  • Hi,

    I think we can deploy script with set-acl powershell command to take ownership with Administrator of following keys, and set Deny permission on Users:


    SET-ACL on registry key

    Image like this:

    After doing this, my explorer appears like this: No these 2 options

    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, July 03, 2014 8:18 AM
  • Kate

    Works perfectly!!!!

    Many, many thanks.


    Thursday, July 03, 2014 8:44 AM
  • Hello,

    finally I used these commands to hide Media Server button:

    SetACL.exe -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.AddMediaServer" -ot reg -actn setowner -ownr "n:Administrators"

    SetACL.exe -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.AddMediaServer" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:mfsinst1\users;p:full;m:deny;w:dacl"

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:27 AM