Friday, July 27, 2012

Disable the VSS Previous Versions tab to prevent unauthorized restores

To disable the Previous Versions tab on individual client computers, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click either of the following registry subkeys:



  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type NoPreviousVersionsPage, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click NoPreviousVersionsPage, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Quit Registry Editor.
Alternatively, you can use the Reg.exe utility to disable the Previous Versions tab. To do this, type either of the following commands at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

REG ADD HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /v NoPreviousVersionsPage /t REG_DWORD /d 1

REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /v NoPreviousVersionsPage /t REG_DWORD /d 1

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