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

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!!
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imacolatta
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OriNetworksCommented:
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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Gary DewrellSenior Network AdministratorCommented:
I have attached a Microsoft document that shows how to create a custom ADM file to allow you to do this.

InformationLeakageMeasuresGuidef.doc
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imacolattaAuthor Commented:
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! =)



BlockRmStor.txt
error.JPG
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Gary DewrellSenior Network AdministratorCommented:
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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