Solved

USB Stick driver installation

Posted on 2009-07-01
2
405 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Background: we have testet a new GPO which should disable USB Sticks on some pcs
We made a new GPO (Security settings/File System) and give the System full deny to usbstor.inf and usbstor.pnf
meanwhile we change it back! but there are some problems left:

We have some troubles with our usb sticks, normaly a new usb stick should be installed without any problems, but since we have tested the new gpo, one group of pcs has problems with the usb sticks. (Background: our users are not allowed to install drivers, but normaly a USB Stick use the System account for installation?! and Flash drives are supposed to be plug-n-play!)
But now the usb sticks want a installation like when you install a new hardware
and the users are not allowed to install anything
(picture)
and the real problem even if we install the usbstick as administrator windows didn't find any driver! (necessary Software can't be found)


usb.JPG
0
Comment
Question by:HelpdeskJBC
2 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:deroode
ID: 24754653
doublecheck the rights on usbstor.inf and usbstor.pnf;

If you have removed all rights you cannot just put them back, you'll first have to take ownership of the files.

Further, make sure your users have rights to load device drivers

GPedit - Computer configuration - Windows settings - Security settings - Local policies - User rights assignment - Load and Unload device drivers should be granted to users.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
HelpdeskJBC earned 0 total points
ID: 24763234
We found out that the 2 files are corrupt (after changing their securitysettings with the gpo)
Now we change the registry keys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
and it works for us
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Toshiba SD FlashAir wifi signal (SSID) intermittently visible 2 112
TaskManager all tabs values are 0% 4 95
SQL Server memory Issue 7 137
ost file to pst 10 167
Many admins will agree: WSUS is is a nice invention but using it on the client side when updating a newly installed computer is still time consuming as you have to do several reboots and furthermore, the procedure of installing updates, rebooting an…
I wrote an article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/2245/Anti-rootkit-software.html) some time ago with a reference to nLite  (http://www.nliteos.com/)slipstreaming software.  I recently changed that link to point to NTLite (https://www.ntl…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question