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How to restrict floppy/CD-ROM usage in a domain

Can you restrict the use of floppy and/or CD-ROM drives on workstations in a domain with group policy?

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Yes. Check out these two policy settings:

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer | Hide these specified drives in My Computer

And

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer | Prevent access to drives from My Computer

This was first published in December 2003

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