Devices: Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on user only

This security setting determines whether a CD-ROM is accessible to both local and remote users simultaneously.

If this policy is enabled, it allows only the interactively logged-on user to access removable CD-ROM media. If this policy is enabled and no one is logged on interactively, the CD-ROM can be accessed over the network.

Policy path: 

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Local Policies\Security Options


This policy is not defined and CD-ROM access is not restricted to the locally logged-on user.

Supported on: 

At least Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003

Registry settings: 

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

Reboot required: 


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