Allow only one USB for XP

Posted on 2010-01-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I want to restict USB access to only one pen drive from my machine. I have windows xp and i want only one specific pen drive must be allowed for data transfer and all other should not be able to access usb port. What i need to do that. I'm NOT in windows DC environment.

Question by:ujjwal-singh
    LVL 8

    Expert Comment

    I think you will need to use a software solution rather than hardware if you want to essentially disable USB pen recognition for all but one drive.

    Give this a look:
    LVL 23

    Expert Comment

    We use Sanctuary from Lumension to do this.
    LVL 4

    Expert Comment

    Hello ,

     If you want to disable all USB ports there is easy way to do it. But you mentioned to use only one USB port. I recommend you to use special software which allow I/O's or ports. There was software called SecureNT . If you can find it then it will solve your request. Otherwise you can  check this software:

    Author Comment

    Dear Nizam,

    Not one usb port i want to allow only one usb stick which should be used for data transfer and rest of pen drives should remain disabled.

    Author Comment

    looking for some open source freeware
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    there's a product called "DeviceLock" that will definately achieve what you want, but you could also do it by using Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise and enabling BitLocker..

    you can set Win7 to only mount encrypted drives, so if you restrict admin access to the other users and deny the creation of bitlocker volumes by policy, you can get most of the way there..

    LVL 22

    Expert Comment

    DeviceLock controls which users can access what devices .
    I believe he wants only one USB stick to function and none other.

    Here :
    LVL 40

    Accepted Solution

    Vista has a local policy to restrict the install of new usb device, but I do not think that XP has such local policy.

    You may need GFI EndPointSecurity, but it is not free.

    Author Closing Comment

    it was the partial correct answer

    Featured Post

    How to run any project with ease

    Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
    - Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
    - View and edit from mobile/offline
    - Cut down on emails

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    Ok I have been working on this for some time having learned and gained certification in XenDesktop 4 along came version 5 which was released last month. Since then I have been working to deploy XenDesktop 5 in a small environment with only 2 virt…
    The password reset disk is often mentioned as the best solution to deal with the lost Windows password problem. In Windows 2008, 7, Vista and XP, a password reset disk can be easily created. But besides Windows 7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2008 and ot…
    Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
    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…

    728 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

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    17 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now