GPO and access to specific directory

GPO and access to specific directory

Post by Paul Brusc » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 23:16:16

Hi All,

I have a Mandatory GPO that prohibits access to the hard
drive. One of the programs we use requires all users to
right temporary .ini files to the win32 directory. With
the way I have the policy this is not possible. Is there
a way through the GPO to allow the users to read/write the
files but still not allow them to see the C: drive.

The program does not have the ability to change the
location of their temporary files.

Thank you

Paul Bruschi

GPO and access to specific directory

Post by Philip Nun » Sun, 07 Sep 2003 07:25:24

You need to configure "Software restriction" policies in your GPO to enable
permissions for the clients to modify that certain path.

Philip Nunn


GPO and access to specific directory

Post by Admi » Mon, 08 Sep 2003 17:07:25


I was looking for "Software restriction" option in GP and I can not find it.

PLease tell me where it is or what are you talking about?




GPO and access to specific directory

Post by Sabin Nair » Tue, 09 Sep 2003 13:55:01

Hi Paul,

You can use the following GPO to hide the drives:

[User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows

"Hide these specified drives in My Computer"

You could further hide other drives if required using an customized adm:

231289 Using Group Policy Objects to Hide Specified Drives in My Computer

Sabin Nair M.S(Computer Engg.), MCSE, MCSA
Directory Services Team
Microsoft Corp.

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