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Published on 06.01.09 by Brent Trahan

Prevent a User from Storing Backups on a Local Disk

Learn how to prevent a user from storing backups on a local disk in Windows 7.

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.

Prevent a User from Storing Backups on a Local Disk

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Backup, and then select Client in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Prevent backing up to local disks in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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