Prevent backing up to local disks

This setting lets you prevent users from selecting a local disk (internal or external) for storing backups.

If this setting is enabled, the user will be blocked from selecting a local disk as a backup location.

If this setting is disabled or not configured, users can select a local disk as a backup location.


Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Backup\Client
Value NameDisableBackupToDisk
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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