Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these device setup classes

This policy setting specifies a list of device setup class GUIDs describing driver packages that non-administrator members of the built-in Users group may install on the system.

If you enable this policy setting, members of the Users group may install new drivers for the specified device setup classes. The drivers must be signed according to Windows Driver Signing Policy, or be signed by publishers already in the TrustedPublisher store.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, only members of the Administrators group are allowed to install new driver packages on the system.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverInstall\Restrictions
Value NameAllowUserDeviceClasses
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Allow Users to install driver packages for these classes:

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverInstall\Restrictions\AllowUserDeviceClasses
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

To create a list of device classes, click Show. In the Show Contents dialog box, in the Value column,

type a GUID that represents a device setup class

(for example, {25DBCE51-6C8F-4A72-8A6D-B54C2B4FC835}).


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