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Posted on 2011-02-23
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I have an XP computer that is a member of a domain on a 2003 server.  I have users remote desktop into the XP computer.  These users are members of the domain and listed in the 2003 server.  I wish to hide the C drive on the XP computer from the users that are remoting into it. I understand you would make changes to the Group policy, but I have no idea how to do it.  I only want the drive hiden when they are remoted in.

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by:AriMc
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Sorry but that sounds a bit strange. Hiding or denying access to C-drive would in most cases render the remote sessions pretty much useless. What exactly are you trying to achieve or protect?

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The remote user has their own drive to access.  Hiding the C drive prevents the user from saving a file to anywhere except where they are supposed to (their assigned drive).  Setting permissions does not work because some special software that is launched at login needs the C drive.  Hiding it in the explorer is the only option.  

I set the Xp machine up as its own organisational unit. Would I change the Group policy on the XP machine or the 2003 machine?
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2 confirmation questions...

The XP machine is the one that users log into through RDP?
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The XP machine is the one that needs the C: drive hidden?

If yes to both, then create the gpo, and apply it to the OU that contains ONLY the XP machine.  Also, note that this is a User Config setting.  This means you'll have to use loopback policy processing to get this to apply, since you'll be applying it to ONLY the XP machine.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231287
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