Registry Tip : Restrict Floppy Drive to Console User

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

This entry restricts access to floppy disk drives to the user currently logged on to the computer. In this mode, floppy disks are allocated to the user as part of the interactive logon process and are freed for general use or for reallocation only when no one is logged on. This parameter satisfies the C2 security requirement that removable media must be securable. Without this restriction, the contents of the floppy disks would be available to all domain administrators remotely.

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Name: AllocateFloppies
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 restrict to user logged onto console.

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