server 2008 and gpo

Posted on 2014-08-06
Last Modified: 2014-08-08
Can someone please tell me exactly how to hide a network drive using wither a GPO on a server (2008 / 2003) and a local GPEDIT.msc policy on a windows 7 machine please
The latter is more important
Question by:doctorbill
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    "hide a network drive"? You mean User A connects a network share as a drive letter in explorer and...user B, in his own session, should not be able to use it? Please explain.
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    by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
    The only way I know to hide a network share is sharing with $ at the end of share name. This causes only clients or users know exact name can connect.
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    Hiding Shares is not possible. The $-Shares are visible, use the command
    net view \\servername /all
    to see those as well.

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    Access to the drive is required but the Office Admin wanst the drive to be hidden from view in the windows explorer
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    The aforementioned $-Suffix is suitable for hiding in Explorer, if that's all you want.
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    If you use Group Policy to create drive maps, it has an option to hide all drives. That will hide your local and network drives.

    user configuration - preferences - drive maps

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