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    Disabling Ability to Burn

    I'm not sure under which category this should be so please feel free to move if I'm in the wrong spot. Our office just purchased about 2 dozen new workstations. It was a prepackaged deal that included DVD burners. We normally don't want them for security reasons but it would have cost us more to have them switched out with plain DVD players. I figured I could find a way to disable the burning ability but I'm not finding that information very easily. I googled but most of what I get is how to fix a burner that isn't working. The computers are XP Pro but in about six months they'll be upgraded to Vista. I obviously will remove any preinstalled software for burning like Easy Creator. But I think it's still possible to copy to CD. I don't want to disable the DVD in the BIOS because I want them to be able to use it as a DVD player. I assume there's a registry setting to change?
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    Re: Disabling Ability to Burn

    Daisy,
    Can you click on My Computer|Properties, then UNcheck the box for allowing recording?
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    Re: Disabling Ability to Burn

    I suppose I could but what will prevent the user from rechecking the box? The users won't have local admin rights so that will help but I think even without local admin rights they could check this box. Maybe there's a registry setting I can push through group policies that forces this box to stay unchecked?
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    Re: Disabling Ability to Burn

    That first link is excellent. I'll give some of those steps a go tomorrow when they arrive. Thank you!
    Daisy

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