Consider the following scenario:
- You manually change the NoDriveTypeAutoRun subkey value by using Registry Editor.
- You add the computer to an Active Directory domain.
subkey value is reset to one of the following original default values:
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|Operating system||Default value|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2003||0x95|
|Microsoft Windows XP||0x91|
|Microsoft Windows 2000||0x95|
To work around this issue, cancel the Turn off Autoplay
policy setting selection in the Active Directory domain environment as follows:
- Click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
- Expand User Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then expand System.
- Double-click the Turn off Autoplay policy.
- Select Disabled, click Apply, and then click OK.
Note In Windows 2000, the policy setting is named Disable Autoplay.
When the NoDriveTypeAutoRun
subkey value is reset to one of the original default values, the computer that you added to an Active Directory domain can use functions that the Turn off Autoplay
policy setting supports.
The Turn off Autoplay
policy setting is based on the following registry key and value pair.
Key Name: NoDriveTypeAutoRun
Key Type: REG_DWORD
This behavior is by design.