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autorun / autoplay disable of SBS 2003 R2 machines to protect against Conficker?

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I thought I could come up with the steps to disable autorun and auto play with Group policy to make it harder for Conficker to get into people's XP machines that are on the SBS network.

But I can't put my fingers on it.  There were some false simple steps, right?  It turned out there was more to it than people / microsoft thought?  any advice would be appreciated.
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this KB has the info you are looking for http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715

How to use Group Policy settings to disable all Autorun features in Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, and Windows 2000

   1. Click Start, click Run, type Gpedit.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.
   2. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then click System.
   3. In the Settings pane, right-click Turn off Autoplay, and then click Properties.

      Note In Windows 2000, the policy setting is named Disable Autoplay.
   4. Click Enabled, and then select All drives in the Turn off Autoplay box to disable Autorun on all drives.
   5. Click OK to close the Turn off Autoplay Properties dialog box.
   6. Restart the computer.

also more prevention steps on the MS article related to conficker http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/dd452420.aspx
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