5 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2013 12:02 PM by bruyere RSS

    Duplicate Device Instance IDs


      We are about to roll out Device control making USB Removable Media Read Only.  The devices are blocked and exceptions are working properly so far.  I have asked my colleagues to send me the Device Instance IDs for any CD/DVD burners that need to be excluded and have noticed that some of the Device Instance IDs are identical.


      Is using the Device Instance ID the proper way to exclude these devices or will this cause security issues with other computers having the same model of burner installed?


      I have tried finding the device serial numbers in Device manager but they are not listed.  Also in Windows 7 the ID is listed as Device Instance Location.  Is using the Device Instance Location the same as Device Instance ID?