How can I remove the DFS tab from Windows Explorer?

A. To remove the DFS tab from Windows Explorer so that you can prevent users from changing properties on local DFS shares, perform the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PoliciesExplorer subkey.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
  4. Enter a name of NoDFSTab and press Enter.
  5. Double-click the new value, set it to 1, and click OK.
  6. Close the registry editor.

You can also use Group Policy (go to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer, and select the Disable/Remove DFS option) to remove the DFS tab.

TAGS: Windows 8
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