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Miroslav Blasko

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The MCS cache disk is formatted and visible, just like it is in PVS, because they are now identical.

 

Hiding server-side D: drive should have no effect on client D: mapped into the session.

 

User Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates |  Windows Components | File Explorer (Windows 8+) or Windows Explorer (Windows 7)

  • Hide these specified drives in My Computer = enabled, Restrict A, B, C, and D drives only
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Hi Carl,

not true -

If company is using legacy client drive mapping SOFTWARE\Citrix\UncLinks\UNCEnabled dword 0

 

the GPO Hide these specified drives in My Computer  will also hide clients drives  - if the clients drives have the same letters

Edited by Miroslav Blasko
dword 0 added
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On ‎03‎/‎04‎/‎2019 at 2:29 PM, Carl Stalhood1709151912 said:

If D: drive is used on the server, then I think client D: will map to server V: or W:.

 

I wonder if the cache disk drive letter can be changed.

Hi, so we had this GP set already before we upgraded [In test] to 1903.

 

User Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates |  Windows Components | File Explorer (Windows 8+) or Windows Explorer (Windows 7)

 

Hide these specified drives in My Computer = enabled, Restrict A, B, C, and D drives only

 

But the drive is still visible? 

 

Cheers,

 

Andy

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Further update. So we are using WEM which we have also upgraded to 1903. It seems it is possible to hide drive D from explorer pain using WEM Console [Policies and Profiles\Windows Explorer\Drives Restrictions ....Hide Specified Drives From Explorer]. However it is still possible if a user types D:\ into explorer for the drive to become visible.  Not sure if we can set the Restrict Specified Drives In Explorer option as I would of thought the user will need to use this to use the MCSWCDisk....going to test this.

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After deploying 1912 LTSR CU1 i ran into the MCSWCDisk showing up as E:

After some research I found this solution which can help you hide ANY drives. First you have to turn OFF this policy if you have used that:
User Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates |  Windows Components | File Explorer (Windows 8+) or Windows Explorer (Windows 7)

Hide these specified drives in My Computer = enabled, Restrict A, B, C, and D drives only

As it can overwrite your customized settings

 

Make a GPO registry update or create for this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value: NoDrives

Type DWORD

Use decimal values where you add up all drives you want to hide. 1 = A only. 3 = A+B. 7 = A + B + C. 16 = E only.
I ended up specifying decimal 31 to hide A+B+C+D+E.
No need to log off/on, but a gpupdate needs to be run so might as well log off/on.

The drives are just hidden – still can be accessed.  By typing in E:\ and Enter in the address bar in Explorer or the CMD.

 

A 1

B 2

C 4

D 8

E 16

F 32

G 64

H 128

I 256

J 512

K 1024

L 2048

M 4096

N 8192

O 16384

P 32768

Q 65536

R 131072

S 262144

T 524288

U 1048576

V 2097152

W 4194304

X 8388608

Y 16777216

Z 33554432

Footnote: Some of my deployments clean up the drive (i.e removes the MCS-copy and leaves a blank drive) while others don't so Citrix need to fix this in the deployment process for MCS.

Edited by Verdipapirsentralen2
Added footnote.
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