Group Policy includes the Devices preference extension. This extension allows you to centrally enable or disable classes of or specific types of hardware devices for users or computers.

Getting started

You can create and configure Device preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:

Computer Configuration or User Configuration

   └ Preferences

      └ Control Panel Settings

         └ Devices

For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: