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8421Re: [NTO] folders to left side of explorer windows

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  • Alec Burgess
    May 20, 2009
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      Alec Burgess (burnews@...) wrote (in part) (on 2009-05-20 at
      23:52):
      > I walked through all items in and under Adminstrative Templates in
      > both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. Below is my fully
      > expanded tree list. Can you tell me which item on your system
      > controls this?
      > =====
      > Local.Computer.Policy
      > ....Computer.Configuration
      > .........Software.Settings
      > .........Windows.Settings
      > ..............Scripts.(Startup/Shutdown)
      > ..............Security.Settings
      > ...................Account.Policies
      > .......................Password.Policy
      > .......................Account.Lockout.Policy
      > ...................Local.Policies
      > .......................Audit.Policy
      > .......................User.Rights.Assignment
      > .......................Security.Options
      > ...................Public.Key.Policies
      > .......................Encrypting.File.System
      > ...................Software.Restriction.Policies
      > ...................IP.Security.Policies.on.Local.Computer
      > .........Administrative.Templates
      > ..............Windows.Components
      > ...................Search
      > ...................Windows.Media.Player
      > ...................Windows.Update
      > ....User.Configuration
      > .........Software.Settings
      > .........Windows.Settings
      > ..............Scripts.(Logon/Logoff)
      > ..............Security.Settings
      > ...................Public.Key.Policies
      > .......................Enterprise.Trust
      > ..............Internet.Explorer.Maintenance
      > ...................Browser.User.Interface
      > ...................Connection
      > ...................URLs
      > ...................Security
      > ...................Programs
      > .........Administrative.Templates
      > ..............Windows.Components
      > ...................Search
      > ...................Windows.Media.Player
      > .......................User.Interface
      > .......................Playback
      > .......................Networking
      > ...................Windows.Update
      > =========
      Answering my own question ....
      Google: [missing items in group policy editor]
      leads to this:
      > # Goto Start > Run, and type in gpedit.msc.
      > # Right-click on User Configuration > Administrative Templates.
      > # Click on Add/Remove Templates... in the pop-up menu.
      > # Click the button Add... in the dialog box.
      > # In the file open dialog box named Policy Templates, select
      > system.adm, and click the Open button.
      > # You will now see the missing items/folders.
      > # Congratulations!!! You've secured the perimeter
      > Address :
      > <http://jaisantonyk.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/missing-itemsfolders-in-group-policy-editor/>

      I did the same thing but opened all the INF files shown by bulk
      selecting them (except for a bunch of AER_nnnn items cause I didn't know
      what they are)

      On my system (WinXP SP3) these were:
      > C:\WINDOWS\inf\system.adm <-- this appears to be most important and
      > does control "Places Bar"
      > C:\WINDOWS\inf\windowsdefender.adm
      > C:\WINDOWS\inf\wmplayer.adm
      > C:\WINDOWS\inf\wuau.adm
      > C:\WINDOWS\inf\conf.adm
      > C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetcorp.adm
      > C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetres.adm
      > C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetset.adm
      > C:\WINDOWS\inf\Search.adm
      Some of these were already installed. Now I have a *much* longer list in
      Administrative Templates. (It appears that doing it in either Computer
      Configuration or User Configuration makes them available for the other.

      The specific policy to be changed is:
      User Configuration-Administrative Components-Windows Explorer-Common
      Open File Dialog
      [Items displayed in the Places Bar]

      When I checked Properties for that Policy it showed as not enabled even
      though I had previously established the contents of Places Bar using
      TweakUI referred to by others. I guess it makes its changes directly to
      the Registry.

      --
      Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)




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