Devices: Allowed to format and eject removable media

This security setting determines who is allowed to format and eject removable NTFS media. This capability can be given to:

Administrators and Interactive Users

Policy path: 

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Local Policies\Security Options


This policy is not defined and only Administrators have this ability.

Supported on: 

At least Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003

Registry settings: 

MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\AllocateDASD

Reboot required: 


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