Override Domain Policy Disabled CD Rom Drive

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MasterNe0

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Hi,

Not sure if I am in the right section but I need to enable the cdrom drive for a window 7 desktop that joined to a domain which has a group policy to disabled the cd rom drive. However we need to enable the cdrom drive for a single user, is their a way to override the policy or add a exception to it so that it will allow us to enable the cdrom drive for that user and his desktop?
 

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not sure I'm clear on this.....do all the other pc's on the domain have that enabled? Where did this machine come from? Has it been wiped prior to adding it to the domain?
 

MasterNe0

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Yea all the machine in the office has the cdrom disabled due to a domain policy we are required to enable due to auditors. However we need to override one of them as he needs the cdrom drive for something and I am trying to find a solution to enable it just for his machine. The machine already joined to the domain with this policy.
 

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did you create the GPO? Better yet, you have access to do so?
 

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We have access to the domain controller and the GPO. I am trying to see if their is a way to override this directly on the desktop itself rather then mess with the domain controller. However I am assume their no way around a policy that enforced on the server without modifying it.
 

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Is this for a entire domain or just a single user. I cannot disable the cdrom drive for everyone in the office, just a single user I need to specify.

Is their a way to make a exception with this policy so it ignores a user.
 

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from http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/151415-group-policy-apply-specific-user-group.html, may want to take a look there:

Local Group Policy Local Group Policy is the only local GPO that allows both computer configuration and user configuration settings to be applied to all users of the computer.
Administrators and Non-Administrators local Group Policy Administrators and Non-Administrators local Group Policy contains only user configuration settings. This policy is applied based on whether the user account being used is a member of the local Administrators group.
User-specific local Group Policy User-specific local Group Policy contains only user configuration settings. This policy is applied to individual users and groups.

These layers of local GPOs are processed in the following order: local Group Policy, Administrators and Non-Administrators local Group Policy, user-specific local Group Policy.
 
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