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mel_lopez

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We're running Windows 2003 and have a GP to hide all drives, which has worked well until now. We have had installed an application which needs to give access to a Network drive drive "x:\" for arguments sake!

I can see ways to hide particular blocks of drives and all or no drives, but I can't see a way to hide all drives EXCEPT "x:\".

Does anyone no of a way to do this or a utility that could do it for me?

Any suggestions please.

Thanks very much.

Regards,
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See this Microsoft article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231289.

Another post I saw stated that the user could by-pass the GPO drive lockdown by using Disk Management or the Run box to get to those hidden drives. If that's the case, you could place a shortcut on the users' desktops that pointed to the network drive (for example \\servername\e drive).
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don't quote me on this...but i THINK the "hide drives" stuff only applies to local drives taht are actually connected...i could be very wrong here though...have you tried to map the drive and see if it get's hidden? also...just as a question...why are you hiding all the drives on a server?
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That may be true. Logically, if we're talking about hiding network drives, the user isn't going to see them unless they get mapped. If so, don't map the drives or only map those the user needs.
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Hi,

Thanks for all your suggestions the answer was simpler than I thought. It turned out to be a simple case of binary calculation!

If anyone is curious to what/how to do this take a look at this link to Novell's "Cool Solutions"

http://www.novell.co...rench/3600.html

Helpful tips and more than enough information to answer any question on this topic.
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