Learn how to prevent a user from storing backups on optical media (CD/DVD) in Windows 7.
This setting lets you prevent users from selecting optical media (CD/DVD) for storing backups.
If this setting is enabled, users will be blocked from selecting optical media as a backup location.
If this setting is disabled or not configured, users can select optical media as a backup location.
Prevent a User from Storing Backups on Optical Media
- 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.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Backup, and then select Client in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Prevent backing up to optical media (CD/DVD) in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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