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Prevent Use of CD Writer

By InletGroveHS ·
Does anyone know of a way that I could limit a user's access to the write capability of a CD-RW drive but still allow them to use it as a normal CD-ROM drive?

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by w2ktechman In reply to Prevent Use of CD Writer

get a second CD-only drive

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The computers only have one CD drive bay (Dell). Besides that, how would I restrict their access to the writer?

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by mgonzales In reply to Prevent Use of CD Writer

Change the permission on the executable that runs the burning software so they do not have access to it.

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by InletGroveHS In reply to Prevent Use of CD Writer

If I was to just modify the permissions on the burning software, what would prevent them from using a differnt program? I don't think its possible to prevent the installation of all burning programs. Can't some installations still be done by non-admins?

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by CG IT In reply to Prevent Use of CD Writer

in W2K AD environment, there are a couple of security options on removable media which a CD is considered removable media. prevent users from accessing CD Rom unless they locally log on, restrict formating and ejecting removable media, so on and so forth.

I like the use a CD-ROM only idea myself or only allow admins to run the burning software.

No, users can not circumvent admin only program running unless they know the admin account name and password or a power user account name and password. They can try to install a program themselves but again in an W2K AD environment with group policy applied to computer configuration and user configuration they won't be able to do that.

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