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Devices: Allowed to format and eject removable media

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Devices: Allowed to format and eject removable media


This security setting determines who is allowed to format and eject removable NTFS media. This capability can be given to:

  • Administrators

  • Administrators and Power Users

  • Administrators and Interactive Users

Default: Administrators.

Configuring this security setting

You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree as such: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\

For specific instructions about how to configure security policy settings, see Edit security settings on a Group Policy object.

For more information, see:

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