[windows2000] Re: Hiding the C-drive

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2004 16:14:24 +0100

On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 10:37:18 -0400, Mauricio Fernandez wrote:

>What I do is to use "truecrypt", which is a free tool to encrypt all
>information you want to hide. This tool creates a new drive (saved as a
>file), all the files you save on it will be visible only for the user who
>mounts the drive.

Encryption? What if the computer won't boot, for whatever reason,
can you boot to safe mode or something and fix things?

>-----Original Message-----
>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
>Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 6:25 AM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Hiding the C-drive
>On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 10:17:43 -0000, Spriggs Jon wrote:
>>I do it without any problems, and can still access the local drive as an
>I saw this feature in the default domain GPO, had a quick look at
>it, and thought it might be useful at our dept in stopping users
>from installing programs. Can this policy be set only to apply to
>certain OUs, as with other GPOs?
>What does it actually do? Changing the browse/list ntfs perm's for
>the selected user or group?
>Any problems that *may* potentially arise?
>Many questions. 8-)
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
>>Sent: 04 November 2004 10:14
>>To: Windows2000 Mailing List
>>Subject: [windows2000] Hiding the C-drive
>>Hi all,
>>Is it wise and advisable to hide the c-drive for normal users in a
>>Would local and domain admins still be able to see and access it??



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