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Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings

This policy setting allows you to prevent the installation of devices that are not specifically described by any other policy setting. If you enable this policy setting Windows is prevented from installing or updating the device driver for any device that is not described by either the “Allow installation of devices that match any of these device IDs” or the “Allow installation of devices for these device classes” policy setting. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting Windows is allowed to install or update the device driver for any device that is not described by the “Prevent installation of devices that match any of these device IDs” “Prevent installation of devices for these device classes” or “Prevent installation of removable devices” policy setting.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DeviceInstall -> Restrictions # DenyUnspecified

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Device Installation -> Device Installation Restrictions

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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