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restrict network drive at computer

Posted on 2010-01-07
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Within my network users have access to a specific network drive, ie:  \\server\share via login script which assigns that drive as "F:".  In one specific Computer OU, I want to remove access to that share/drive, but users need to access this drive everywhere else in the network when they login.  Is there a GPO that I can add to that OU to keep people from accessing that network share while using a specific group of computers?  
Question by:lancecurwensville
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Darius Ghassem earned 252 total points
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You would need to setup Group Policy loopback processing. I believe this should restrict the logon script.



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PeteJThomas earned 248 total points
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Ok, so basically, regardless of the user account, you just want to stop ANY users that are logged on to a SPECIFIC set of computers from accessing the F:\ drive?

If so, you should separate all the computers in to their own OU.

Then link a loopback policy to that OU only (just a normal policy, and ENABLE the setting Comp Config > Admin Templates > System > Group Policy > "Enable User group policy loopback processing" in REPLACE mode.).

Along with the above setting, add a log on script that removes the mapped drive or something. (i.e. net use F: /delete)

This will ensure that the script runs whenever ANY user logs on to ANY computer that is within the OU the policy is linked to.

I'm not sure if simply removing the mapped drive will suffice in your eyes, but I don't think you can really 'lock it down' as such - So it just comes down to whether or not you think the users would be able to either remap the drive manually, or access it via the UNC path or whatever...

What do you think?

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You may also want to try this technique... see screen shot in link to remove drive letter:  http://blogs.technet.com/grouppolicy/archive/2009/02/11/gp-preferences-will-reduce-logon-scripts-mapping-drives.aspx

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Both of the comments were dead on.

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