Re: Restrict access to CD Drives in Win NT
From: Graham Lidbury (glidbury_at_csc.com)
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 09:17:35 +0100
"Vladimir Katalov" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Graham Lidbury" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Can anyone advise me as to how I can restrict access to CD Writers in
> > Windows NT4.
> > I would like to configure a PC so that only particular named users can
> > to the CD W/R.
> > I have tried some utility's which claim to do this, but unfortunately,
> > do not stop the likes of Easy CD Creator.
> > Is there something I can set using the Policy editor to achieve this??
> I can recommend you an excellent 3rd party utility instead -- DeviceLock:
> Sincerely yours,
> Vladimir Katalov
> Managing Director
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Thank you for replying to my request, unfortunately, devicelock is one of
the utilitys I have tested, although it can lock a CDROM from normal access,
it will not stop EasyCD Creator. I have written to Devicelock about this and
they confirm that this is something they are looking into.
In the meantime, I have found that by setting the CDROM device to start in
Manual mode, I can use a Batch file to start it after the PC has booted and
been logged onto. Unfortunately, it will only allow an administrator to
start the Device.
Does anyone know how I can allow an ordinary user to be able to start the