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Parental control of CD/DVD drive


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#1 cratchit

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 03:45 PM

Is it possible to create an account, in Vista, which controls the use of the CD/DVD drive? One of my sons travels 6 months at a time and needs to be able to control people who install software willy nilly.

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 04:01 PM

Try this link: http://www.pctipsbox.com/hide-drives-in-wi...s-xp-and-vista/
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:01 PM

Remember, this only works once Windows is running. Users with some degree of technical knowledge can access the drives prior to launching Windows.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 06:05 PM

Windows Steady State (free from Microsoft here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...ss/default.mspx ) is not Vista compatible. It allows you to block the drives from users.
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