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    disabling browse

    When I map network drives, I noticed that our user can click on the browse button and see the whole entire network. Is there a registry setting to disable this button or a setting in gpedit to do this. The operating system is win2000 pro

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    Re: disabling browse

    I can't answer your question, but if you don't want them to map drives, I think there probably is a way to take that away separately. If you allow people to map drives, how could you not let them browse? It's pretty tough to remember share names accurately. Are there specific parts of the network or specific machines that you don't want to be visible?
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    Re: disabling browse

    Marie, Is this a workgroup or domain network? If it is a domain, the administrator can have drives mapped at user logon. Also, you can have group policies that can allow or disallow just about anything.

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    Re: disabling browse

    We are on a domain. We don't let then map drives. They would not know how, but I was just wondering if there was a registry setting that I could set so that the browse button was disable. Thanks for the reply.

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    Re: disabling browse

    Marie, Why not get rid of the "Map network drives' selection? I don't think you can get rid of the browse button.

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    Re: disabling browse

    How would I do that.
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    Re: disabling browse

    Marie,
    You can do that with a group policy setting - User Configuration | Windows settings | Windows Explorer.

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    Re: disabling browse

    Marie, Oops - my bad. User Configuration | Administrative templates | windows explorer.

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    Re: disabling browse

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