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Hi All - I'm deploying a MS Access application with RemoteApp. There is a feature in the access application  that requires the user to "browse for a file".  This of course brings up a windows dalogue box to locate a file (not local to the user, but on the RD server).  I would like to restrict the user to a certain directory on the server...and also make this certain directory the default.  How can I accomplish this through group policy?
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setup a virtual drive

subst x: c:\users\allowed\folder\only

then use this to hide all drives including c:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231289

only x: should be visible.

if you need a more sophisticated solution write a script that dynamically maps a drive using the subst command.
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THanks for the reply.  The virtual drive will work perfectly.  However, regarding the MS article to hide all drives.... When opening windows explorer, the drives are hidden, but, if you type in C:/, it brings you right to the root of C:/...I was assuming that it would through some kind of error message ...but nope.  Any other thoughts on restricting access to local drives?
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Ok, nevermind, I found another policy to restrict and hide those drives.  Another question for ya:  What is the best way to run the map virtual drive script for all users?  .bat, .cmd in Logon Script GP ?
Thanks! Scott
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any scripting language should be fine. I use vbscript the most, but also .cmd for really simple scripts.
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vbscript are easier to hide then .cmd, that is why I use them more.
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