Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Must XP handler Tools- II

 

Prevent access to specified drives

Use this tweak to prevent access to drives to certain users. Remember, once this is applied, the prohibited user can’t access the drive by any means. Log into Windows using the user account that you want to restrict access to, open the registry editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Micro s o f t \ Wi n d o w s \ C u r -rentVersion\Policies\Explorer. Create a DWORD value with the name ‘NoViewOn-Drive’. Double click this entry and in the dialog box that appears, select the radio button named ‘Decimal’. In the value data field you need to enter a number that depends on the drive that needs to be hidden. Use the formula ‘2n-1’, where n is 1 for your A drive, 2 for B.

 

Disable CD burning

Windows XP comes with inbuilt support for CD writing. Since this offers limited functionality, power users might not need it. To disable support for CD writing, go to H K E Y _ C U R R E N T _ U S E R \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. Create or modify the DWORD entry called ‘NoCDBurning’. A value of ‘1’ disables CD burning and ‘0’ enables it.

 

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