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Restrict access to Removable drives for XP users in Windows 2008 server domain

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I have a Windows 2008 domain controller. All the clients are Windows XP. Now I have to restrict their access to all removable drives (USB/CD) and if possible also restrict them from browsing C drive as much as possible.
I tried to use group policy but the option for "Denying access to all removable drives" is only valid for Vista or later, how can I restrict XP client then ?

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by:dineesh
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hi,

remove the rights for all users on the files c:\windows\inf\usbstor.inf & c:\windows\inf\usbstor.pnf. if you could do that by a vb script then include that into the  logon script.

regards,
dinesh
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by:Johnny_Nguyen
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You mean removing security access on those 2 paticular files using logon script ? I don't how that can be possible if the users are restricted users.

And does the above action restrict CDROM access to ?
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by:plimpias
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Symantec endpoint does this, hopefully you have this. Otherwise you are going to need to tweak a few things as XP is not built to do this.
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Henrik Johansson earned 500 total points
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Configure the following policy settings in a GPO:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer
* Hide these specified drives in My Computer
* Prevent access to drives from My Computer

See link about howto add your own options to the drive policies
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231289
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by:Johnny_Nguyen
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Thanks, Henjoh09, that's the Policy I need !
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