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How to enable write protect on local harddisk in WinXP, and Win7

Posted on 2013-01-23
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Anyone know how to use Global policy to enable the write protect on local drive?!
Target to force user save all their data in network driv instead of loal harddrive.

Appeciate if all experts can share the methods.

Thanks.
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The only way to achieve this is a group policy setting - at least if you want it centralized. You can also map a network location to "My Documents" that way.

In the Group Policy Management, have a look under "User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer". You should see options along the lines of:

1) "Hide these specified drives in My Computer"
2) "Prevent access to drives from My Computer"

That should pretty much do what you're looking for, since "My Computer" is also being accessed by applications. So if you only keep Network Drives unhidden, that should do the trick.
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Emjst,

Thanks for your answer. But how about if I only want to prevent access to certain drives instead of al drives in My Compter?!
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That Group Policy can do that. You can select the drives that you don't want people to have access to as far as I'm aware.
What kind of environment are you working in? Are you talking about stand alone workstations (e.g. Workgroup), or a Windows Domain network (e.g. Windows Server with Active Directory etc.)? If so which Windows Server is it?
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