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tracking USB device insertions in AD.

Hi Experts

Is it possible to track  USB device insertions in AD. Is this possible in a windows 2000 domain or 2003 domain?
We are trying to get an idea as to how many devices are being plugged in and out of our desktops even  if it just did mass storage devices thats even better so it gets drives and keys and stuff.

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talltree
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debuggerauCommented:
you can set group policy to stop the use of USB drives, but auditing their insertions would take some fully deployed third party solution. an example is http://www.devicelock.com/

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johnb6767Commented:
This is kinda cryptic, and very generic...... But might be enough you need?

Polls the registry key where thumb drives are stored in. Dumps it to a simple text file on a network share.....

Change the path ot a network share though....

echo %computername% scanned at %date% and %time% >>\\%computername%\c$\usbdiscovery.txt

reg query "hklm\system\mounteddevices" >>\\%computername%\c$\USBDiscovery.txt"
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johnb6767Commented:
Keep in mind a third party tool would be much prettier.....
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