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Making Local Hard Drive Viewable from Security Policy

Posted on 2007-04-09
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I got access to a server where the security policy prevents me from seeing the Local disk drive C:

where in gpedit.msc can i turn it on so when i go into my computer i can see C: again.

thank you
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by:Erik Pitti
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It would be one of these settings at the following location:
Local Computer Policy\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer
"Hide these drives in My Computer"
"Prevent access to drives from My Computer"

However, if the settings you describe have been set via Group Policy, those settings will ALWAYS override anything defined locally.
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by:pgreetis
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chakote: how would i edit the group policy then?

thanks in advance.
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Erik Pitti earned 250 total points
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that can only be done from the domain controller or with a tool such as GPMC:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0A6D4C24-8CBD-4B35-9272-DD3CBFC81887

You need to be delegated either Group Polciy Creator/Owner or Domain Admin rights to edit group policies.
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