Disallow optical media as backup target

This policy setting allows you to manage whether backups of a machine can run to an optical media or not. If you enable this policy setting machine administrator/backup operator cannot use Windows Server Backup to run backups to an optical media. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting there is no restriction on optical media being backup target.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Backup -> Server # NoBackupToOptical

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Backup -> Server


* 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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