How do I disable shadow copy on client computers?



Dave Kowal
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
Not through the services aplet, thats not what I'm looking for. I'm trying
to remove the "Previous Versions" button from explorer. You see my firm just
created a new image for approx. 65 machines. After installing SP2 and
applying all the updates from Microsoft (minus the malicious software removal
tool) shadow copy had been installed and the previous versions button was
available to our users. We do run VSS on our file server but certainley
don't want every user to be able to restore previous versions of a file at a
whim. Does anyone know how to disable/uninstall shadow copy on the clients,
or at least know how to use group policy perhaps to hide the previous
versions tab???

Thanks in advance!!!

Sjonia Harper [MSFT]
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
There is a published reg-hack for this at
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;888603. Not sure if
a GPO has been added to Server 2003 SP1, but this is great feedback for the
product team.

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"Dave Kowal" <DaveKowal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9E400588-BB8F-4D41-8842-EB7421BDFF67@microsoft.com...
> Not through the services aplet, thats not what I'm looking for. I'm
> trying
> to remove the "Previous Versions" button from explorer. You see my firm
> just
> created a new image for approx. 65 machines. After installing SP2 and
> applying all the updates from Microsoft (minus the malicious software
> removal
> tool) shadow copy had been installed and the previous versions button was
> available to our users. We do run VSS on our file server but certainley
> don't want every user to be able to restore previous versions of a file at
> a
> whim. Does anyone know how to disable/uninstall shadow copy on the
> clients,
> or at least know how to use group policy perhaps to hide the previous
> versions tab???
>
> Thanks in advance!!!
>


How do I disable shadow copy on client computers?