Data type


Default value


0 | 1



Prevents users from using Windows Explorer or My Network Places to either 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 this entry from the registry, and the system behaves as though the value is 0.



0 (or not in the registry)

The policy is disabled or not configured. Users can map and disconnect network drives.


The policy is enabled. Users cannot map or disconnect network drives.

A value of 1 removes the Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive commands from the toolbar, from the 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" Group Policy (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer).

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For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Windows 2000 Resource Kit Group Policy Reference.

For general information about Group Policy, see Windows 2000 Server Help or Windows 2000 Professional Help.

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

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