On our new Citrix farm we had to strip Windows Explorer so our users couldn't access anything than network drives.
Therefore we wanted to remove the Favorites, Libraries and Network from the navigation pane.
By default, Windows Server 2008 R2 does not provides Group Policy to achieve this. Luckily, this can be done via Registry.
Note: Please backup the keys first.
To remove Favorites, please do the following:
First you need to take ownership of the ShellFolder before changing the value of Attributes.
Open registry editor and navigate to the following key.