Load and unload device drivers

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment


Determines which users can dynamically load and unload device drivers. This privilege is necessary for installing drivers for Plug and Play devices.

This user right is defined in the Default Domain Controller Group Policy object (GPO) and in the local security policy of workstations and servers.

The default groups that have this right on each platform are:

  • Workstations and Servers

    • Administrators
  • Domain Controllers

    • Administrators