Configure list of Enhanced Storage devices usable on your computer

This policy setting allows you to configure a list of Enhanced Storage devices by manufacturer and product ID that are usable on your computer.

If you enable this policy setting, only Enhanced Storage devices that contain a manufacturer and product ID specified in this policy are usable on your computer.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, all Enhanced Storage devices are usable on your computer.

Supported on: At least Windows 7

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EnhancedStorageDevices\ApprovedEnStorDevices
Value NamePolicyEnabled
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Usable Enhanced Storage Devices:

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EnhancedStorageDevices\ApprovedEnStorDevices\List
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

The device identifier should be entered in the form "Vendor ID-Product ID" where "Vendor ID" is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) issued organizationally unique identifier (OUI) of the manufacturer and "Product ID" is a string assigned by the manufacturer.

For more information on how to obtain the manufacturer and product ID from the device search for "Enhanced Storage Access" on Microsoft TechNet.


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