Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these device setup classes

This policy setting specifies a list of device setup class GUIDs describing device drivers that non-administrator members of the built-in Users group may install on the system. If you enable this policy setting members of the Users group may install new drivers for the specified device setup classes. The drivers must be signed according to Windows Driver Signing Policy or be signed by publishers already in the TrustedPublisher store. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting only members of the Administrators group are allowed to install new device drivers on the system.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DriverInstall -> Restrictions # AllowUserDeviceClasses; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DriverInstall -> Restrictions -> AllowUserDeviceClasses

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Driver Installation


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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