[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...

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Scott Wahlstrom
System Administrator
scott at scottwahlstrom.org
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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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