WPD Device Policy in Windows 2008 Server R2
Posted on 2014-09-26
I'm having trouble with part of the Removable Access Storage policy in Windows 2008 R2 Server. I set the policy to limit DVD/CD, Removable Drive, and WPD to read only and only applied this to a security group with select members. The policy worked fine, but I got requests to have access for a camera for pictures. I took out a few members so the policy would not apply to them and ran gupdate /force, rebooted, etc. I then ran rsop.msc to see what was applied to the computer and these parameters were not there, but when I went to connect the camera, it would not read it and said access was denied. The policy is user based not computer. The DVD/CD and USB thumbdrives work with no issue, only the camera is an issue. If I login to the machine with another user not part of the original policy, it works fine. I've checked the registry and even tried a suggested hot fix for this issue, but the hot fix say it is not necessary. My workstations are Windows 7 Pro. Any suggestions to get this working again would be appreciated. Thanks!