GPO & Device Driver installation

Morph

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Running Vista in a network controlled environment. I want to give end users the ability to install device drivers on their own. (ie: printers, webcam, memory sticks, etc) But I'm a little confused on how to go about doing this.

This is how you allow users to add devices.....
To allow standard users to install a device in a specific device setup class

1. Open the Group Policy Management Editor. To do so, click Start, and then in the Start Search box, type mmc gpedit.msc.
2. In the navigation pane, open the following folders: Local Computer Policy, Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, Device Installation.
3. In the details pane, double-click Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these device setup classes.
4. Click Enabled, and then click Show.
5. In the Show Contents dialog box, click Add.
6. In the Add Item dialog box, type the GUID for the device setup class that applies to your device. Ensure that you include the curly brace characters on either side of the value.
7. Click OK to save your changes. You can repeat steps 5 and 6 for other devices.
8. Click OK to save the completed list, and then click OK to save the policy setting.


Ok, my problem I'm having now is the GUID's. I've seen some information on where to find this...but that's on a machine that already has it. We have laptop users that will go home with these devices, go on the road, etc.... How in the world do I accommodate the GUID's for devices I haven't seen yet?

Is there a common GUID for logitech webcams?
How about one for memory sticks? (though I don't think memory sticks get counted as this problem)
What about printers? Do I take a poll to get them, or is there a common GUID for HP?

Can anyone help?
 
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dmex

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Hi Morph,

You could always just add the first number of the CLSID or GUID, That should cover all devices.

Steven
 

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johngalt

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Wouldn't editing their group membership to allow device driver installation also work?
 

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Morph

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Hi Morph,

You could always just add the first number of the CLSID or GUID, That should cover all devices.

Steven

But where do I find those??

Wouldn't editing their group membership to allow device driver installation also work?

I'm thinking that would have to be on a Server2008 box? Right now what I'm attempting to do is create a solid local GPO. Once I have that, I can export it to my other Vista users through GPO.
But maybe I've been missing all this time. Is there a GPO that just says "allow device driver installation" ?
 

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dmex

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Hi Morph,

You could always just add the first number of the CLSID or GUID, That should cover all devices.

Steven

But where do I find those??

Hey Morph,

A two second google search and now you can find the GUID you need for each device type here: System-Supplied Device Setup Classes

Just add the ClassGuid including the brackets for the DeviceType you would like end users to be able to install, ( for example if you wanted end0users to install Bluetooth Devices you would enter {e0cbf06c-cd8b-4647-bb8a-263b43f0f974} )
 

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Morph

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Hey Morph,

A two second google search and now you can find the GUID you need for each device type here: System-Supplied Device Setup Classes

Just add the ClassGuid including the brackets for the DeviceType you would like end users to be able to install, ( for example if you wanted end0users to install Bluetooth Devices you would enter {e0cbf06c-cd8b-4647-bb8a-263b43f0f974} )

Well I did try google thank you, but my searches usually ended up around something like this GUID List which is why I finally came here and asked.

But thank you, this seems to be more of what I'm looking for and gives me a better start. I'll play around with this for a while. Thanks!
 

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dmex

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Hey Morph,

A two second google search and now you can find the GUID you need for each device type here: System-Supplied Device Setup Classes

Just add the ClassGuid including the brackets for the DeviceType you would like end users to be able to install, ( for example if you wanted end0users to install Bluetooth Devices you would enter {e0cbf06c-cd8b-4647-bb8a-263b43f0f974} )

Well I did try google thank you, but my searches usually ended up around something like this GUID List which is why I finally came here and asked.

But thank you, this seems to be more of what I'm looking for and gives me a better start. I'll play around with this for a while. Thanks!

Your Welcome Morph :cool: You owe me some Cookies & Beer! :party: :p
 

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