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Anonymous
June 21, 2005 11:15:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Hi,

Is there any way through policies to force users to store documents
(word,excel, etc) on a mapped drive on the server rather than their local
drives ?

Ray
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 6:40:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Hi Ray,

If you are talking about My Documents, you can redirect it to server.

If you are talking about drive letters, you can try the following policy.
But note there is no single method to guarantee 100%. So do it to suit your
environment.

User Config\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows
Explorer\Hide these specified drives in My Computer

"Removes the icons representing selected hard drives from My Computer and
Windows Explorer. Also, the drive letters representing the selected drives
do not appear in the standard Open dialog box. To use this setting, select
a drive or combination of drives in the drop-down list. To display all
drives, disable this setting or select the Do not restrict drives option in
the drop-down list. Note: This setting removes the drive icons. Users can
still gain access to drive contents by using other methods, such as by
typing the path to a directory on the drive in the Map Network Drive dialog
box, in the Run dialog box, or in a command window. Also, this setting does
not prevent users from using programs to access these drives or their
contents. And, it does not prevent users from using the Disk Management
snap-in to view and change drive characteristics. Also, see the Prevent
access to drives from My Computer setting. Note: It is a requirement for
third-party applications with Windows 2000 or later certification to adhere
to this setting."

br,
Denis

"Ray Brown" <RayBrown@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:05350023-31BB-42F3-8FC3-29A1198BCEE6@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> Is there any way through policies to force users to store documents
> (word,excel, etc) on a mapped drive on the server rather than their local
> drives ?
>
> Ray
!