Restrict USB port only for Keyboard and Mouse

Posted on 2006-05-03
Last Modified: 2008-01-16
I wanted to restrict my computer's usb port only for usb keyborad and mouse.
It should not accept other usb devises like pen drive, usb drives etc.
Please help
Question by:anoop_chekkattu
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    Hi anoop_chekkattu,

    you cant do this without a third party app
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    Expert Comment

    The architecture of USB ports is such that it does not have any intelligence about what devices are allowed.  You will need a program running in the background to perform this restriction.

    Author Comment

    Is there any way to disable write access to usb ports by changing the registry values in 2000 ?
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    Expert Comment

    Securewave do a product called Sanctuary that we use - it's pretty bullet proof

    not aware of any registry hacks - sorry! Danny
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    Expert Comment

    You can disable USB ports completely in the BIOS and try to password-protect the BIOS, but you can't set them to be read only.
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    I don't know if this will work on 2000, but it does on XP.
    Create the following registry key and set it's value to 1 for write protection.


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