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  • Disable USB in GPO

    Hi,

    How can I disable USB from Group policy?

    Thanks
    Eli Leibzon

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    Re: Disable USB in GPO

    Originally posted by eleibzon
    Hi,

    How can I disable USB from Group policy?

    Thanks
    If the client is WinXP you can disable USB from the registry.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\UsbStor

    Value: "Start", change to "4" (Hexadecimal).

    Add this to your GPO and you're good to go.

    - This assumes the USB assest drivers are already in place. (USB Root Hub, etc)

    Resources:

    823732 HOW TO: Disable the Use of USB Storage Devices in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=823732

    323639 HOW TO: Create Custom Administrative Templates in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=323639

    307732 HOW TO: Add a Windows 2000 ADM Template to a Group Policy Snap-In in
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=307732

    225087 Writing Custom ADM Files for System Policy Editor
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=225087

    Implementing Registry-Based Group Policy -> white paper, to download visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000...t/rbppaper.asp
    Andrew

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      Actually you do not need to create any custom administrative templates.

      Take a look at GPO-->Computer Settings-->Windows Settings-->Security Settings-->System Services

      You can even assign permissions to who can use/start/stop the service.
      Guy Teverovsky
      "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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