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with Windows XP it was possible to block users from use DVD burners, so software like Nero were not allowed to access this drives. How I can do the same with Windows7?

Is it possible to block the creation of virtual drives?

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If you have the user set as a standard user (as opposed to that will prevent them from installing most applications. Additionally if you go to Control Panel: Administrative Tools (may have to select the link to show "classic" control panel icons to see this): then select the Local Security Policy application. You'll find you can control a significant amount of things. For instance under Local Policies: Security Options there is an option as to who is allowed to "Format and Eject removable media" which can be set to Administrators only. I'm not sure how this will work in the way of burning media but I imagine it'll work. I don't have a Windows XP machine any more but that should do the trick. Good luck!

*Note - Be VERY careful with certain security policies!
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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/5942-burning-cd-dvd-enable-disable.html

Then to prevent them installing third party utilities, make sure they only have user permissions.
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by:Dailen
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EDIT: "If you have the user set as a standard user (as opposed to that will prevent..." should read "If you have the user set as a standard user (as opposed to being an Administrator) that will prevent..."
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