Prevent backing up to local disks

This setting lets you prevent users from selecting a local disk (internal or external) for storing backups.

If you enable this policy setting, users are prevented from selecting a local disk as a backup location.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users can select a local disk as a backup location.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Backup\Client
Value NameDisableBackupToDisk
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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