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Disable DVD / CD rom / USB stick on WIndows XP system through Windows 2008 group policy

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I want to disable DVD / CDROM / USB on windows XP SP2 system through Group policy. I have only Windows 2008 domain..

So Is it possible or do I need to upgrade client system to WIndows Vista?

Kindly let me know.

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Hi

Daniel Petri has produced a good artical on this with various links detailing the steps you'll need to take:

http://www.petri.co.il/disable_usb_disks_with_gpo.htm

have a look and post back if you have any queries.
--IJ
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Does it applicable to WIndows 2008 environment as well?

Note: I heard somewhere that Drive disable policy in windows 2008 can only be applicable to Windiws Vista.. (Though I am not sure)..
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You need to be using at least Windows XP SP2 clients but yes the GPO can be applied through a Windows 2008 server based domain.

You're right in that there is a different GPO setting that applies to Vista clients but using the custom ADM file (as in Daniel Petri's artical) allows you to apply a different policy to XP clients.

--IJ
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