• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 769
  • Last Modified:

Allow only one USB for XP

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.

1
ujjwal-singh
Asked:
ujjwal-singh
1 Solution
 
MagicFarmerCommented:
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:  http://www.usbcopynotify.com/
0
 
Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
We use Sanctuary from Lumension to do this.
0
 
ndivaniCommented:
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:
http://www.lumension.com/device-control-software/usb-security-protection.aspx
Regards
Nizam
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Azure 2017

Azure has a changed a lot since it was originally introduce by adding new services and features. Do you know everything you need to about Azure? This course will teach you about the Azure App Service, monitoring and application insights, DevOps, and Team Services.

 
ujjwal-singhAuthor Commented:
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.
0
 
ujjwal-singhAuthor Commented:
looking for some open source freeware
0
 
BrianWeCommented:
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..

0
 
senadCommented:
DeviceLock controls which users can access what devices .
I believe he wants only one USB stick to function and none other.

Here :
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Control-USB-Devices-Group-Policy.html
1
 
Jackie ManCommented:
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.

http://www.gfi.com/endpointsecurity
0
 
ujjwal-singhAuthor Commented:
it was the partial correct answer
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

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.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now