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usb port lock in xp

Posted on 2006-06-12
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Good day

I am sending out a lot of Xp pc's to our ouside offices these days.  Is there a way in wich I can lock the usb ports for flashdrives ect.  In the past we used to remove all stiffy an cd rom drives to prevent unauthorized content to be moved to and from any company pc.   People will be people so i will rather prevent a problem than have to sort it out afterwards.

I will apreciate any help or guidance in this direction.

Thanks
Andre Herbst
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I don't know much about group policy (I'm still a newbie when it comes to working on this side of the servers) but I found this:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=555324
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You could try disabling USB in BIOS and set a BIOS password to prevent access.
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I'e also seen physical locks for USB ports - my searches at the moment are coming up empty, but I have seen them.  It is a piece of plastic that somehow locks on to the USB port to prevent access.  They come with a key to remove if required.

Also, I just found this:  http://www.advansysperu.com/usb_lock_auto_protect.htm
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