Disable USB device other than key board and mouse

Dear all
I have querry , is it possiable to disable usb devices other than key board and mouse through group policy or through registry chaange on windows xp desktop . IF yes then please let me know.

Sandeep verma

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Hi sandeep1971,

you cant lock down USB via GPO

you can lock down USB on a desktop machine but its not a subjective block, it blocks or allows


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sandeep1971Author Commented:
can it be done through scripts
im not a scripter but if you even attempted this, you would have have to specify every individual USB component available - millions...
Not with the native Windows tools; you can use a third-party tool like DeviceLock (http://www.devicelock.com/) to do that, though.
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