1

I'm attempting to just disable a few features for laptops in my company. I managed to disable the microphone but I can't find the right reg setting to shut off the camera. I have Windows 10 build 1079. This is for enterprise type stuff so I can't change to a different build or anything like that.

I have it currently to HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\USB\VID_0BDA&PID_573C&MI_00\ there's no setting to change the camera value. I assume I could do something like deny access to the camera which is what I would do in the settings but I need to do this via registry.

Can anyone help out?

3

To Turn Off Allow Windows and Apps Access to Camera for All Users:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\webcam]
"Value"="Deny"

It's also useful to physically disable the camera by using a single hole punch and brightly colored painters tape (low stickiness glue) to make an adhesive disk to stick over the lens. That prevents programs from activating the camera. A written policy warning employees not to remove the tape rounds out a cautious security policy.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.