Hide Network Locations icon on desktop

Removes the Network Locations icon from the desktop. This setting only affects the desktop icon. It does not prevent users from connecting to the network or browsing for shared computers on the network. Note: In operating systems earlier than Microsoft Windows Vista this policy applies to the My Network Places icon.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoNetHood

  2. The Administrative Template path is:



* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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