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I am running a win 2003 server with only terminal services no AD, what I wish to accomplish is that my Terminal Services users can only browse their my desktop and my documents directory nothing else.

Is there a way to do this without active directory?

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by:vikasjus
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you can use local group policy for this. Run gpedit.msc and disable things that you dont want users to have access.
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by:emelnik
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Could you please tell me where in gpedit.msc is it? I have run it but not found the policy.
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You need to go through computer configuration and user configuration each policy settings. Each policy will give you explanation of what will be effect of change.
You need to choose what you eant to enable and what should not be enable and accrodingly set it.
For e.g. if you want to remove all programs from Start menu then go to user configuration -> Administrative Template -> Start menu and task bar -> under this enable remove all program list from start menu.
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by:emelnik
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Well that doesn't do what I need, and I did it before, if it was as easy as going to gpedit.msc I woul not have posted. And no that gpolicy does not answer my question, going to the all programs only disables the common programs from the start menu thats it. I need users to stay restricted in their my documents and THAT THEY CANNOT BROWSE ANYTHING ELSE, AND YES I HAVE TRIED EVERY POLICY IN GPEDIT.MSC

Anyway thank you, and if there is anyone that can help me I would appreciate it.

I need to restrict users from browsing anything except from my documents and desktop, there is no active directory on the server only terminal services.

thank you
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by:vikasjus
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Thats right, but gpedit has facility to block access to c: d: drives. Even you can hide most of the windows options using group policy. you can use folder redirection and can allow users to use only mydocuments.
group policy is only option that will do what you want.
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where is foldeer redirection in gpedit?
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Well folder redirection is only available in active directory and thats not what I want I wan't to restrict users from not leaving their my documents and desktop. Thanks anyway
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