JSI Tip 3293. Windows 2000 policy to allow installation from removable media with System permissions.


Normally, Only administrators can install programs from removable media, when the installation is running with system permissions.

The Enable user to use media source while elevated Group Policy, at Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Installer, allows users to do the same.

The policy sets the AllowLockdownMedia value name , a REG_DWORD data type, to 1, at the following keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalMachine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer

HKEY_USERS\<SID>\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalMachine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer


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