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  • How to Audit USB Access in Windows XP

    Hi All,

    I am working as a system administrator...around with 90 systems..

    As per company Rules all the usb ports of client systems are blocked through GPO...

    I noticed one user is access the usb port...because he took the data from home and copy those data into local hard drive of

    office system without intimate me...

    How is it possible...Because i checked his port..it is blocked..how is he access Usb port...

    Is there any way to track the usb access and track which files he copied from usb to local drive and vice-versa...

    Are it is possible to track the usb access through Batch file...

    Please help me....

    thanks in Advance....

  • #2
    Re: How to Audit USB Access in Windows XP

    Hi dear,

    First of all let us know how you have blocked the usb drives in the env
    With GPO and file sysytem option in gpo or with some other option

    Only after that i can gv you reply

    Thanx
    vijay
    MCITP
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    Last edited by vsharma; 10th April 2011, 06:32.

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    • #3
      Re: How to Audit USB Access in Windows XP

      Is the user an administrator (local or domain)?
      Gareth Howells

      BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

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      • #4
        Re: How to Audit USB Access in Windows XP

        Hi All,

        Thanks for reply..
        We are blocking all sub blocks in domain using GPO...
        And that user is administrator in his system...(Member in Local Adminiistrator group)

        Thanks in Advance

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        • #5
          Re: How to Audit USB Access in Windows XP

          If he's an administrator, then he can easily circumvent whatever you try to do.

          If he can't be trusted, as your question suggests, then he should under no circumstances be an administrator.
          Gareth Howells

          BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

          Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

          Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

          "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

          "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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