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Removable Storage Access Policy not working in Windows 8.1 when we have 2008 R2 Domain Controller

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  • Dear All,

    Currently we are facing an issues in Windows 8.1 Pro System. We have 2008 R2 Sp1 Domain Controller. We have already implemented the Removable Storage Access Policy for USB Drive to write access denied. 

    This policy is working fine in Windows 7 SP1 and windows XP. When we install Windows 8.1 Pro and Join the computer in domain and when any users login in domain account then this computer all the Logical drives are set as write access denied except only C Drive. 

    All the Other storage devices set as write denied. 

    So Please help us regarding this issues which we are facing. is there any work around. Please guide me as soon as possible.  

    Regards,

    Kamal Patel 

    System Administrator


    Regards, Kamal Patel Windows Administartor

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 11:01 AM

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  • Hi,
     
    How are your computer objects organized? Does this Windows 8.1 Pro machine reside in the same container as other Windows 7 SP1/XP machines?
     
    Try to run "Gpresult /h C:\result.html" on this machine and check whether any other relevant policy is applied on this workstation.
     
    Also, check whether you have User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\Prevent access to drives from My Computer policy setting enabled.
     

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:21 AM
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  • Dear Ethan Hua,

    Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers are reside in Same OU. 

    we have implemented Computer Policy. on Windows 7 it was working fine but on windows 8.1 block everything except C Drive. 

    when we disable this policy then every thing is working fine in Windows 8.1 but everything is open, anybody can copy data from computer to USB Drive. 

    we just enable the Removable storage access write access denied policy on USB Drive. 

    we cannot enabled the any User Policy to block the any drive or write access. 

    Regards,

    Kamal Patel


    Regards, Kamal Patel Windows Administartor

    Friday, October 16, 2015 7:16 AM
  • hm.. this looks pretty odd. Does this happens on all windows 8.1 workstations? Must be some hidden settings that mess it up, try to run "Gpresult /h" on both win7 and win 8.1, then compare the report and see any differences..

    Monday, October 19, 2015 10:11 AM
  • Try to run "Gpresult /h C:\result.html" on this machine and check ...

    You should go ahead to run this command as suggested, which will give you a clear overview of what's going on.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 4:53 AM
  • Hi Kamal,
     
    How is it going? As suggested, have you tried to run "Gpresult /h C:\result.html"? Any clues found?
     

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    Thursday, October 22, 2015 6:36 AM
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