[Dshield] Disable USB storage devices?

Scott Wahlstrom scott at scottwahlstrom.org
Wed Oct 13 18:11:23 GMT 2004

XP Pro: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;823732

This disabled the ability for my user to mount a USB storage device as well as my PocketPC

Note:  If you have previously installed USB storage devices, those devices will need to be connected when you make the reg hacks...

Scott Wahlstrom
System Administrator
scott at scottwahlstrom.org

On 13 Oct 2004 at 9:07, Shane Presley wrote:

> Hello,
> A colleague recently asked me if it was possible to disable a system 
> (Windows 2000 & XP) from using USB storage devices?  For example, we 
> want a system to be able to use USB printers, scanners, etc.  But we 
> don't want a user to be able to plug in a memory stick or zip drive.
> Any thoughts?  Would non-administrator accounts be good enough to 
> block this?  What about for admin accounts, any third party software 
> that can block it?
> Thanks,
> Shane

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