Prevent removable media source for any install

Prevents users from installing programs from removable media.

If a user tries to install a program from removable media, such as CD-ROMs, floppy disks, and DVDs, a message appears, stating that the feature cannot be found.

This setting applies even when the installation is running in the user's security context.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, users can install from removable media when the installation is running in their own security context, but only system administrators can use removable media when an installation is running with elevated system privileges, such as installations offered on the desktop or in Add or Remove Programs.

Also, see the "Enable user to use media source while elevated setting" in Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Installer.

Also, see the "Hide the 'Add a program from CD-ROM or floppy disk' option" setting in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Add or Remove Programs.


Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer
Value NameDisableMedia
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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