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How to disable drives redirection and USB devices

  • September 24, 2020
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How to disable drives
redirection & USB Devices

In this tutorial, you will learn how to disable drive redirection in Group Policy. This will restrain your users from accessing their local drives (C: for example). In a Virtual Machine environment, your users won’t see their local machine while using V2 Cloud.

Using Microsoft Group Policy

In order to prevent local drives to be mapped from your Cloud Computer please follow the below steps.


Connect to Cloud Computer as Administrator and in the Windows start menu type run, then click Run below Apps category.

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In the run window type gpedit.msc and hit enter in order to access the Local Group Policy Editor.

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In the Local Group Policy Editor expand Administrative Templates, then Windows Components.

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Expand Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Device and Resource Redirection.

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In the right pane, double click “Do not allow drive redirection” policy, select Enabled and click Apply and OK to save the policy.

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Finally, in the top left corner, click File and Exit.

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– This policy will take effect for new sessions and it will be applied to everyone who accesses this server with RDP and V2 Cloud clients, to make sure policy applies please reboot your server, or open a command prompt and run gpupdate /force.

– This policy will block access to redirected USB and network drives.

– If you are required to apply this policy for non-administrators or specific users, it can be achieved only if the Cloud Computer is joined in Active Directory.

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