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How to correct “disable Autorun registry key” enforcement in Windows

The registry key guidance that is offered in Technet article 91525 (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/regentry/91525.mspx?mfr=true) did not correctly disable AutoRun features. After you set the registry keys to disable these features as described in this Technet article, the AutoRun capabilities, the Double Click feature, and the Contextual Menu feature continue to function as if they were not set. This article describes how to obtain updates that correct these registry key settings.

This article is applicable for all supported editions of the following products:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista

Windows Server 2008 is not affected.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB953252.

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