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Defining users who can use cd writers

By mcmhel ·
I am currently using windows 2000 pro, connected to a domain server and wanted to limit users from the domain who can use my cd writer.

Is there a way?

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by Stillatit In reply to Defining users who can us ...

Since writing to the device over the network will probably not work at all, I assume you mean people who log into your machine using some username other than yours. (You can prevent network users from even reading from your device by not sharing it,or sharing it with explicit permissions.)

The easiest way to block another user from using the writer is to find the program file(s) (the .exe files) for the CD writer, and put NTFS permissions on the files.

Create a local group for users whoyou will allow, and give that group full permissions on the files.

Remove the permission for Everyone for the files (Careful here -- remove, not Deny! If you deny, you lock everyone out, including yourself.)

Good luck.

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by fcstang In reply to Defining users who can us ...

Share out your cd-writer as "CDRW" (in my example). Under share permission, remove everone from the list and select a list of users from your domain server who you allow access. Also you may want to set the maximum allow to "1".

Hope this help.

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