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    Default DISABLING CD-DVD ROM

    How to disable the CD-DVD ROM from others using it…Is it possible to do something in the control panel ( something like password protection) so that I can only use the CD ROM…

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    Default Re: DISABLING CD-DVD ROM

    Put a password in Windows, and lock it when you're not there.

    There might be an option in group policy. If u have XP Pro.

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    Default Re: DISABLING CD-DVD ROM

    Can u please explain in detail about group policy

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    Default Re: DISABLING CD-DVD ROM

    Go to start/run and type gpedit.msc

    Go thru the options. See if u can find this option for enabling/disabling cd access. I dont know if its there or not.

    And click on help/help topics for info

    I dont use it myself.

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    Default Re: DISABLING CD-DVD ROM

    THANK U...

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    Default Re: DISABLING CD-DVD ROM

    Hmm according to the MS site

    Q: How can I disable cd-rom on my workstations through a GPO?
    A: Check out these two policy settings:

    User ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsWindows Explorer | Hide these specified drives in My Computer

    And
    User ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsWindows Explorer | Prevent access to drives from My Computer

    This is after running gpedit.msc

    But it looks like this will disable access for all users not just guests.

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    Default Re: DISABLING CD-DVD ROM

    you could always right click on said Optical drive in device manager and click disable - it will still open but wont show up in explorer - then just re enbale it when you need\want it - i do it all the time when my brother brings home a "game a mate downloaded for him" - and all of a sudden it wont go and he gives up :P
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