Web Folders Unavailable When You Use the "Disable Programs on Settings Menu" Policy

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When you are using the "Disable Programs on Settings menu" policy in Group Policy Objects (GPO) to prevent clients from viewing the Settings command on the Start menu, users cannot use Web folders in My Network Places, and may receive a "location cannot be found" error message.
This problem can occur because Web folders are stored as a registry shell item that is similar to the items that are normally found under the Settings command on the Start menu.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version        Size       File name   ---------------------------------------------------------   08/29/2000  04:19p  5.00.3103.1000 2,336,528  Shell32.dll				

NOTE: To use this hotfix, you must install it on all client computers that are using the policy.
To work around this problem, enable the following group policies:
  • Disable context menu for the taskbar
  • Remove Network + Dial-up Connections from settings menu
  • Disable Control Panel
  • Disable Deletion of Printers
  • Disable Addition of Printers
NOTE: The commands that remain under the Settings command on the Start menu are Printers, and users are not able to install or remove printers. Instead, users can only manage their print jobs.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 267938 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 23:12:15 - Revision: 3.4

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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