Restrcting access to certain drives in Windows Explorer

Posted: 03-12-2009, 08:04 PM
We are a public library, using XP on our Public computers in a Windows 2003
server environment. Is there a way that I can give the public access to
Windows Explorer, but not give them access to certain drive(s), i.e. C drive,
D drive, E drive or just hide a drive letter from showing up in Windows
Explorer?

Scenario: Public user logs in and opens Windows Explorer. Have C drive
hidden (not even show up). Show the CD (d drive) and show another partition
(T drive). And when they plug in a UBS jump drive, it would appear in
Explorer that they would have access to.

We are using Windows Steady State to "Freeze" the computer. I'd like to be
able to give the public access to some drives but restrict access to certain
drives and not give them ANY access to networked drives. Let me know the
easiest way to do this.

Thanks,

Jim

Restrcting access to certain drives in Windows Explorer


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David B.
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Re: Restrcting access to certain drives in Windows Explorer
Posted: 03-12-2009, 08:19 PM
The easiest way would be by using tweakui, I don't know if you can hide the
system drive though.

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"Jim in Cleveland" <JiminCleveland@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:23020812-0232-4386-B47C-CF79D7EE02F0@microsoft.com...
> We are a public library, using XP on our Public computers in a Windows
> 2003
> server environment. Is there a way that I can give the public access to
> Windows Explorer, but not give them access to certain drive(s), i.e. C
> drive,
> D drive, E drive or just hide a drive letter from showing up in Windows
> Explorer?
>
> Scenario: Public user logs in and opens Windows Explorer. Have C drive
> hidden (not even show up). Show the CD (d drive) and show another
> partition
> (T drive). And when they plug in a UBS jump drive, it would appear in
> Explorer that they would have access to.
>
> We are using Windows Steady State to "Freeze" the computer. I'd like to
> be
> able to give the public access to some drives but restrict access to
> certain
> drives and not give them ANY access to networked drives. Let me know the
> easiest way to do this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jim
Jim in Cleveland
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Re: Restrcting access to certain drives in Windows Explorer
Posted: 03-12-2009, 08:27 PM
David,

Can you tell me a little about tweakui....I'm not that familiar with it.
Where do I get it?

"David B." wrote:
> The easiest way would be by using tweakui, I don't know if you can hide the
> system drive though.
>
> --
>
> Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>
>
>
> "Jim in Cleveland" <JiminCleveland@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:23020812-0232-4386-B47C-CF79D7EE02F0@microsoft.com...
> > We are a public library, using XP on our Public computers in a Windows
> > 2003
> > server environment. Is there a way that I can give the public access to
> > Windows Explorer, but not give them access to certain drive(s), i.e. C
> > drive,
> > D drive, E drive or just hide a drive letter from showing up in Windows
> > Explorer?
> >
> > Scenario: Public user logs in and opens Windows Explorer. Have C drive
> > hidden (not even show up). Show the CD (d drive) and show another
> > partition
> > (T drive). And when they plug in a UBS jump drive, it would appear in
> > Explorer that they would have access to.
> >
> > We are using Windows Steady State to "Freeze" the computer. I'd like to
> > be
> > able to give the public access to some drives but restrict access to
> > certain
> > drives and not give them ANY access to networked drives. Let me know the
> > easiest way to do this.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Jim
>
>
DL
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Re: Restrcting access to certain drives in Windows Explorer
Posted: 03-12-2009, 10:04 PM
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/D...powertoys.mspx

"Jim in Cleveland" <JiminCleveland@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:89E876E8-9131-4FA5-80B2-360BF6C85A8F@microsoft.com...
> David,
>
> Can you tell me a little about tweakui....I'm not that familiar with it.
> Where do I get it?
>
> "David B." wrote:
>
>> The easiest way would be by using tweakui, I don't know if you can hide
>> the
>> system drive though.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>>
>>
>>
>> "Jim in Cleveland" <JiminCleveland@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message news:23020812-0232-4386-B47C-CF79D7EE02F0@microsoft.com...
>> > We are a public library, using XP on our Public computers in a Windows
>> > 2003
>> > server environment. Is there a way that I can give the public access
>> > to
>> > Windows Explorer, but not give them access to certain drive(s), i.e. C
>> > drive,
>> > D drive, E drive or just hide a drive letter from showing up in Windows
>> > Explorer?
>> >
>> > Scenario: Public user logs in and opens Windows Explorer. Have C
>> > drive
>> > hidden (not even show up). Show the CD (d drive) and show another
>> > partition
>> > (T drive). And when they plug in a UBS jump drive, it would appear in
>> > Explorer that they would have access to.
>> >
>> > We are using Windows Steady State to "Freeze" the computer. I'd like
>> > to
>> > be
>> > able to give the public access to some drives but restrict access to
>> > certain
>> > drives and not give them ANY access to networked drives. Let me know
>> > the
>> > easiest way to do this.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Jim
>>
>>

 
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