How can i disable Firewire via GPO or via the registry?

Posted on 2009-04-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a security requirement to disable a slew of things on a large group of laptops and desktops.  Including USB storage, bluetooth, cd/dvd writers, basically any type of removable storage.  

I've successfully disabled everything except firewire ports.  Does anyone know of an adm template that does this?  Or a registry setting to disable it?  Or perhaps a built-in firewire GPO setting?

Thanks in advance for any info!!
Question by:imacolatta
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    Expert Comment

    From what I have read you can disable a device driver by the registry if the hardware is standardized throughout your computers but Im not sure exactly what registry entry would do this.
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    Accepted Solution

    I have attached a Microsoft document that shows how to create a custom ADM file to allow you to do this.


    Author Comment

    Thanks for the doc, it was very helpful =)

    After downloading the adm file  (details below) i get this error, anyone know what's wrong with my syntax?

    Thanks in advance for any info! =)

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    Assisted Solution

    by:Gary Dewrell
    I believe you left off a line out of the strings section at the bottom of the file. Try adding this line in.

    SUPPORTED_WindowsXPSP2="Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 or later"

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