I have an .adm file I used to restrict the showing of Hidden files in XP sp2. The policy is applied to the client when I do gpupdate /force however the client can still make changes to this setting and when they make the change to allow hidden folders and then logoff and login again the setting to allow hidden is still applied. I do not want them to be able to make any changes to this. I know I can remove the entire Folder Options in the default adm but I want the user to use the Folder Options. I included the adm file. I am using Windows 2003 srv pack 2 server.
CATEGORY "Folders Files"
POLICY "Hide\Show Hidden Files"
EXPLAIN "This setting will allow for you to set the show and hide files and folders by default Keep in mind that this information will be stored in cleartext in the systems registry."
PART "SetThis" NUMERIC REQUIRED TXTCONVERT
MIN 1 MAX 2 DEFAULT "2"