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Prevent installation of devices using drivers that match these device setup classes

This policy setting allows you to specify a list of device setup class globally unique identifiers (GUIDs) for device drivers that Windows is prevented from installing. This policy setting takes precedence over any other policy setting that allows Windows to install a device. If you enable this policy setting Windows is prevented from installing or updating device drivers whose device setup class GUIDs appear in the list you create. If you enable this policy setting on a remote desktop server the policy setting affects redirection of the specified devices from a remote desktop client to the remote desktop server. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting Windows can install and update devices as allowed or prevented by other policy settings.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DeviceInstall -> Restrictions # DenyDeviceClasses; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DeviceInstall -> Restrictions -> DenyDeviceClasses HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DeviceInstall -> Restrictions # DenyDeviceClassesRetroactive

  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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