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How can I safely lock down USB ports on thin clients in a virtual desktop infrastructure?

Posted on 2010-09-23
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I am trying to determine the best thin clients to quote. We are setting up a 10 user View test group and the client (financial entity) requires USB lock down. This test group will not be part of production environment nor tied to its AD. WHat is the best product/way to lock down these USB ports to prevent end user usage?

Thank you,

Mike
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I would create GPO with the USB ports disabled, apply to AD OU with the hosts within.

this may help you
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Miscellaneous/Q_22043807.html
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The BIOS of our thin clients allows the USB ports to be disabled.  The BIOS can then be password protected.  But this requires you touch each machine so it may not be the best solution.

Another, more permanent solution, would be to fill them with some type of glue or epoxy.
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Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
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no active directory tie in.
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What make and model thin client do you have ?
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