How to remove "Add Network Location" on This PC context menu?


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Hey, is there any way to block "Add Network Location" CLSID (GUID)
Add Network Locationexplorer "shell:::{D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86}"

so far I have tried adding {D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86} REG_SZ to, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked appearently {D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86} is not a shell extension so it is still there.

I thought about adding reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\************" /v "ProgrammaticAccessOnly" /t REG_SZ /d "" /f but I dont where I might possibly add it.

this annoys me so much.

any ideas? I have been searching online four hours to remove Add Network Location. only two suggestions I could locate did not work so far.

this has no effect.

SetACL.exe -on "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.AddNetworkLocation" -ot reg -actn setowner -ownr n:Administrators
SetACL.exe -on "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.AddNetworkLocation" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:Users;p:read;m:deny"

below also does not work.

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.AddNetworkLocation" /v "AttributeMask" /t REG_DWORD /d "0x00100000" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.AddNetworkLocation" /v "AttributeValue" /t REG_DWORD /d "0x00100000" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.AddNetworkLocation" /v "ImpliedSelectionModel" /t REG_DWORD /d "0x00000000" /f

I am willing to tip 5 bucks to whomever founds a solution. (date is not specified :)

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If you have Windows Pro, you can try via Group Policy:

Group Policy
User Configuration
Administrative Templates
Windows Components
File Explorer
Enable "Remove Map Network Drive and Disconnected Network Drive"

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That setting has alsso no effect on this particular menu unfortunately, I have already tried that as well. This stubborn little button is undefeated so far.

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    Windows 11

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