Saturday, March 22, 2008

Disable Sharing of Documents and Remote Desktop In XP

Disable Shared Documents

Added 11/23/02

To disable the Shared Documents folder that shows up on the network

  1. Start Regedit

  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer \

  3. Create a new DWORD Value

  4. Give it the name NoSharedDocuments

  5. Give it a value of 1

  6. Log off or reboot

Disable the Remote Desktop Sharing (RDS) icon's menu

Submitted 11/23/02

To Disable the Remote Desktop Sharing (RDS) icon's menu:

  1. Start regedit.exe
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Conferencing\Mcpt
  3. Create a new string value (Click on Edit > New > String Value).
  4. Name the value Nx
  5. Double-click on it and set it's value to 1
  6. Close the registry

Now the menu options will be grayed out.

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