Monday, November 9, 2009

Remove the Map and Disconnect Network Drive Options (Windows NT/2000/XP)

Prevents users from making additional network connections by removing the Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive buttons from the toolbar in Explorer and also removing them from the Context menu of My Computer and the Tools menu of Explorer.

Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "NoNetConnectDisconnect" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
| Name Type Data |
| (Default) REG_SZ (value not set) |
| NoNetConnectDisconnect REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1) |
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| HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\... |
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
Value Name: NoNetConnectDisconnect
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

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