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Format Flash Drives with User or PowerUser privledges

Posted on 2011-03-01
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How can I have normal Users or Power Users be able to Format Flash Drives and SD Flash Media without Administrator privledges?

This is a stand alone PC outside the Domain.
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Go to Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Local Security Policy

In the left hand pane double click on the Local Policy Folder
click on Security Options
In the right hand pane Select "Devices: Allowed to format and eject removable media"

Set it as shown here and then reboot the PC and check to ensure it works.

WARNING. Power users can now do what they want with usb flash devices. USB Permissions
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Oops!! I posted a 7.5MB .BMP file!! Sorry folks
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Smaller verion ;)
There thats better :P
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Learned something new today...  Googled to find solution and that was going no where.  Thanks!
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