WinXP CD-Writing Wizard - Can you disable on per user basis?

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dionm

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Hi guys,

Long time lurker, first time poster.

I'm trying to figure out how to disable the CD-Writing Wizard in WinXP on a per-user basis. I know it's straight forward on a per device basis, but I have a specific need to stop certain users from using the service.

Is there an HKCU reg setting to deal with this?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks!
 

dionm

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Doh - quite easy in the end - turns out there is a "Remove CD Burning Features" Group Policy setting in Win2k3 Server - just got to figure out how to get it working with a Win2k domain for our client.
 

dionm

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For anyone that's interested - in a Win2k domain, there doesn't seem to be a "disable cd-writing" setting in Group Policy, so I wrote this .adm file to disable the feature for certain users on WinXP:

cdwrite.adm:

Code:
CLASS USER

  CATEGORY "My Custom Policies" 

    POLICY "Disable CD Writing"

      KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
      VALUENAME "NoCDBurning"
      VALUEON "1"
      VALUEOFF "0"
      EXPLAIN "Disables CD Writing in Operating System."

    END POLICY 

  END CATEGORY
Then just create a group "Allow CD Writing" in AD, apply the above policy to everyone, but deny applying it to the created group and voila!
 
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