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  • GPO basics please? want to disable USB

    I want to password protect my USB port.
    eg: If anyone inserts a USB, it'll ask for password before letting access.

    This is a standalone XP PC. No networks. I just don't want unauthorised access to it.

    I may use anything to do this. I think .adm files would be best to do this.

    I referred a petri article for this:
    http://www.petri.com/disable_usb_disks_with_gpo.htm
    I liked it! But I can't implement it. Please tell me step-by-step someone. I did my homework.

    But I cant get the Gpedit's thing right! My gpedit doesn't show View->Filtering

    as shown in the Petri article screenshot : http://www.petri.com/images/gpo_filt_1.gif

    I also used gpmc. But thats also not displaying all options.
    I'm new to policies & dont know much about gpedit & gpmc. So please tell me in simple language, how to implement this security measure, if anyone knows.


    If you need any more info.... Just reply to this post

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: GPO basics please? want to disable USB

    Hi

    In order to view the .adm customized file, you have to uncheck the "only show policy settings that can fully manage".

    Here are the steps:
    • Open your GPO where the customized .adm file uploaded.
    • Click Administrative Template under Computer Configuration (make sure it is highlighted)
    • Click View then Filtering
    • On filtering uncheck "only show policy settings that can fully manage"
    Last edited by totoy bato; 30th April 2010, 02:42. Reason: typo error

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    • #3
      Re: GPO basics please? want to disable USB

      What server OS are you running?
      Tom Jones
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      • #4
        USB access block using password for XP

        I want to secure a system from unauthorized USB access. Its a Windows XP Pro system.

        Can we make a system where when USB is inserted, It'll ask for admin password.
        Can we do this using ADM files or GPO settings. This PC is not connected to any network. Its a standalone, but public PC.

        Hope the following facts help:
        1. I have seen systems in some institutes that does this thing i.e it ask for password whenever a USB is inserted (New Hardware is detected). It is this that I want to implement. that same thing.

        2. I have read a good article which does this (See if it helps):
        Pls come back to the thread after reading:

        http://www.petri.com/disable_usb_disks_with_gpo.htm

        I really need help in this!
        Thanks
        Last edited by ssonby; 2nd June 2010, 20:19.

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        • #5
          Re: USB access security for XP using password

          Group Policies (as opposed to local ones) require a domain
          I'm sure you could do what you want using policies or scripts

          Thread moved to client OS forum as best place for a good response
          Tom Jones
          MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
          PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
          IT Trainer / Consultant
          Ossian Ltd
          Scotland

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          • #6
            USB password using .adm file??

            Hi,
            How to secure a system's USB. Its a Windows XP Pro system.

            Can we make a system where when USB is inserted, It'll ask for admin password.
            Can we do this using ADM files or GPO settings. This PC is not connected to any network. Its a standalone, but public PC.

            Hope the following facts help:

            1. I've seen computers that does this thing i.e it ask for password whenever a USB is inserted (New Hardware is detected).

            2. I have read a good article which does this (See if it helps):
            Pls come back to the thread after reading:

            petri.co.il /disable_usb_disks_with_gpo.htm

            But I'm nit able to implement that in my system

            I really need help in this!
            Thanks

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            • #7
              Re: USB password using .adm file??

              Software Encryption: http://www.truecrypt.org (open source)

              Hardware Encryption: http://www.corsair.com/products/padlock2/default.aspx
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              • #8
                Re: USB password using .adm file??

                There's no way to password the PORT.

                FYI: Banned for 2 weeks for triple posting. Threads merged.
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