|Subject:||AutoPlay and AutoRun Disable|
|Posted by:||W (email@example.com)|
|Date:||Mon, 12 Oct 2009|
We want to make sure through Group Policy that whenever a CDROM, USB device.
or SATA hard drive is inserted onto a server, that no program on the device
is ever automatically executed. Which Group Policy and other registry
settings support that goal? We are using Windows XP and Windows 2003 and
I find the place under Administrative Settings and System for "Turn AutoPlay
Off" and set that to Enable. Will that turn autoplay off for *any* kind of
Once that setting is set to turn autoplay off, what should be the value in
the corresponding registry setting? I gather the value for turning off
CD-ROM autoplay may be different from the setting for all drives?
I see various references to AutoRun on Google, but it looks extremely
confusing because of all of the minute variations between different versions
of Windows. I would appreciate some guidance about how we should be
setting any related Group Policy or direct registry settings for AutoRun or
other settings as well.