Prevent user to install software from USB/CD/DVD drives

We would like to restrict users on the client machines to be able to install softwares from USB / CD / DVD drives. However we would like to give the users capability to install SCCM packages from shared location. Moreover we do not want to disable USB/CD/DVD drives so that users can copy the contents from USB drive.

How can I prevent the users from installing the software only from USB or CD or DVD via Group Policy?
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NikSystems SpecialistCommented:
If you don't restrict USB/CD/DVD you can't prevent users to bring .exe files copy files to local disk and install from it.

Also, you wouldn't achieve nothing with open USB/DVD drive.

Anyway, as far as I know, this is not possible not even with a third party software like DeviceLock.
NikSystems SpecialistCommented:
It seems that you're able to do what you want with the latest version of Device Lock, but additional licence is needed for Content Lock.

Device Lock can be easily integrated with AD.
a_adminAuthor Commented:
I think you are right, we have to disbale USB/CD/DVD so that users can not open these drives or we have to restrict user to install any software on the machine. I have the ides how to disbale USB/CD/DVD via GPO. Can you advise how can I achieve the other option?
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NikSystems SpecialistCommented:
Sorry, I didn't understand? Which other option?
SandeshdubeySenior Server EngineerCommented:
The best option is to disable the acess to USB,CD-ROM,floppy by GPO.
Refer below link for the same.

Also ensure that user does not have admin rights on the PC so that he cannot install any application.

To deploy SCCM packages you can use GPO to deploy the same.

Hope this helps


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