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Allow users to use media source while elevated

This policy setting allows users to install programs from removable media during privileged installations. If you enable this policy setting all users are permitted to install programs from removable media such as floppy disks and CD-ROMs even when the installation program is running with elevated system privileges. This policy setting does not affect installations that run in the user’s security context. By default users can install from removable media when the installation runs in their own security context. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting by default users can install programs from removable media only when the installation runs in the user’s security context. During privileged installations such as those offered on the desktop or displayed in Add or Remove Programs only system administrators can install from removable media. Also see the “Prevent removable media source for any install” policy setting.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Installer # AllowLockdownMedia

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Installer

Notes

* 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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