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Insider Power Techniques for Microsoft® Windows® XP by Austin Wilson, Scott Andersen, Geoff Winslow, Paul McFedries

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Working with Device Security Policies

The Group Policy editor offers several device-related policies. To see them, open the Group Policy editor and select Local Computer Policy, Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Local Policies, Security Options. Here are the policies in the Devices category:

  • Allow Undock Without Having To Log On. When this policy is enabled, users can undock a notebook computer without having to log on to Windows XP (that is, they can undock the computer by pressing the docking station’s eject button). If you want to restrict who can do this, disable this policy.

    Insider Secret

    To control who can undock the computer, select Local Computer Policy, Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, ...

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