Hiding specific drives via GPO

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  • gpo

There is an existing GPO which allows drives to be hidden, however, this is limited to pre-defined drive letters (A, B, C, D - or some variation of those) which isn’t particularly useful if you have other drives you’d like hidden.

There is a clever way around this using GPP Drive maps

User configuration -> Preferences -> Drive Maps

Set the action to Update, under Drive Letter, select the drive, and under Hide/Show this drive select Hide this drive. No other configuration is necessary. You can apply Item Level Targeting if required.

Hiding a drive via GPO

It goes without saying, this provides no security at all, it merely hides the drive from the users, it does not deny them access.