Windows 7 Set up different user restrictions on one computer for removable storage


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Jan 13, 2013
I'm surprised not to be able to find this question; it must have an answer so simple it doesn't need asked, but here goes;

So I want to deny all access to removable storage for standard users at our office on one computer. I've been able to deny that access in the user configuration branch of GPedit. However; it restricts all users, even admin, when I enable that setting.

So how to I get it to differentiate between users?

Of course I want admin to have access and standard users not to have access.

Thank you in advance.

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Hmm, perhaps I am being impatient, but on a Sunday I thought I'd have a variety of replies on this subject. Or perhaps the answer is not as simple as I had originally thought.

Is there anybody out there?

Thank you for trying, however; The forum at has fully answered my question and hopefully has brought about and end to the questions. The page is simple and easy for any novice (such as myself) to understand.

Local Group Policies - Apply to All Users Except Administrators

I hope that helps anyone else looking for the answer to this question.

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