Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 0


Prevents users from using Windows Explorer or My Network Places to map or disconnect network drives.

This entry stores the setting of the Remove "Map Network Drive" and "Disconnect Network Drive" Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group Policy deletes the entry from the registry and the system behaves as though the value is 0.

The policy is enabled. Users cannot map or disconnect newtork drives.
Value Meaning
0 (or not in registry) The policy is disabled or not configured. Users can map and disconnect network drives.

A value of 1 removes the Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive commands from the toolbar and Tools menus in Windows Explorer and My Network Places and from menus that appear when you right-click the Windows Explorer or My Network Places icons. It also removes the Add Network Place option from My Network Places.

nThis policy does not prevent users from connecting to another computer, such as by typing the name of a shared folder in the Run dialog box

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Remove "Map Network Drive" and "Disconnect Network Drive" policy (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer).

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For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Group Policy Reference (Gp.chm) on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.

For general information about Group Policy, see Group Policy in Windows 2000 Help.

To see a table associating policies with their corresponding registry entries, see the Group Policy Reference Table.

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