Looking for a free (or low-cost) solution for blocking user access to usb-drives in Windows 7 and XP environment.
From what I've read, with Group Policy, it the GPO only works on blocking access to those USB Drives whose drivers have already been loaded in the computer. So after the GPO's applied, if I plug in a new USB flash drive into the system, it will load the driver and USB Flash drive will be accessible.
Not sure if there's a good solution for this, and if there is, can you apply it to only specific users? Wouldn't want to prevent an admin from logging on a system under their account and running necessary repair tools from a USB Flash drive (assuming network drives are inaccessible).