Windows Vista Thread, Denied Access to Playback and Recording Devices in Technical; I have a pretty strict group policy enforced on our students. Recently, I was told in our elementary schools, when ...
8th March 2010, 06:50 PM #1
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Denied Access to Playback and Recording Devices
I have a pretty strict group policy enforced on our students. Recently, I was told in our elementary schools, when students plug in a microphone to record dialog for a project, they get a message saying, "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."
I know it's my student policy because regular restricted users do not have this issue. Any ideas?
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8th March 2010, 07:00 PM #2
Does anything happen when you plug one in as an administrator? Sometime an app run when you plug in a microphone. Maybe that is being blocked?
9th March 2010, 02:56 PM #3
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It does work as an administrator.
I did find the fix. I modified our student lockdown GPO to allow only the sound applet to appear in the control panel. Once the gpo took affect, students could plug in a microphone with no issue.
This setting is under User Configuration>Policies>Administrative Templates>Control Panel. I enabled "Show only specified Control Panel items" and added mmsys.cpl to the list of allowed items.
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