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  • Disabling USB Pen Drives

    Hi,

    Is there a way to disable USB pen drives via Policies, that only affects certain users?

    TIA
    MJ

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    Re: Disabling USB Pen Drives

    Isn't Google a wonderful resource!

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;555324

    Tom
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    • #3
      Re: Disabling USB Pen Drives

      Hi Tom,

      Thanks for the prompt reply.

      Reading it, it looks like it disables all the USB ports, which will disable the keyboard & mouse as well.

      Have you tried this policy?

      Cheers
      MJ

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      • #4
        Re: Disabling USB Pen Drives

        No, not tried it, as you say, reading closely seems to disable all usb ports

        Another possibility which is definitely drives only:
        http://www.wsus.info/forums/lofivers...php?t2067.html


        Tom
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        • #5
          Re: Disabling USB Pen Drives

          Cheers Mate,

          That looks like what I'm after. I'll try it out and post back the results.

          MJ

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          • #6
            Re: Disabling USB Pen Drives

            This might be worth a read. http://forums.petri.com/showthread.p...hlight=disable
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            • #7
              Re: Disabling USB Pen Drives

              Hi,

              I've tried the methods in this post. The batch files work perfectly, so thanks for that, but as I'd prefer to do it through Group Policies, I looked at MS's solution. The latter comes with a problem, or does with me anyway.

              First time around it disables the key fine. I then enable it, by running a reg hack manually. However, after a USB pen drive is enabled, the policy doesn't disable it.

              Has anyone else experienced this?

              Cheers
              MJ

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