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is there a way to turn off simple file sharing via a GPO?
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Yes; add this to the administrative templates in the appropriate GPO. Note that this is not a "real" group policy, it's what Microsoft calls in changing terms branding, preferred setting, or tattooing, as this writes to the registry outside the ...\Policies\... keys. You'll have to change the "View" mode in the GPO editor to show all policies, not only the "full manageable" ones.

How to Set Security in Windows XP Professional That Is Installed in a Workgroup
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=290403

====8<----[SimpleFileSharing.adm]----
CLASS MACHINE

CATEGORY !!AdditionalSettings

  CATEGORY !!Explorer

    POLICY !!DisableSimpleFileSharing
      KEYNAME "System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa"
      VALUENAME "ForceGuest"
      VALUEON NUMERIC 0
      VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
      PART !!Help_SimpleFileSharing TEXT END PART

    END POLICY ; !!DisableSimpleFileSharing

  END CATEGORY ; !!Explorer

END CATEGORY ; !!AdditionalSettings

[strings]
AdditionalSettings=Additional Settings
Explorer=Windows Explorer
DisableSimpleFileSharing=Disable Simple File Sharing
Help_SimpleFileSharing=Disables simple file sharing.
====8<----[SimpleFileSharing.adm]----
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