disable the USB ports

Posted on 2011-09-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
How to disable the USB ports on the computer with wnidows7 and windows XP    
Question by:jrsylvain
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Change to 4 to Disable. Change to 3 to Enable.

restricting access to USBSTOR.INF and USBSTORE.PNF
In System32\Inf
Go to property and Access deny check mark on both the files.

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If your main need is to disable external USB storage devices, check out this article.
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Here is some more details about USB Device control via GPO to add to Jhyiesla post.
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What exactly are you trying to achieve? 0 USB Usage, as in not even for a KB/Mouse/Camera/Blackberry?

Safest way is via the BIOS, with a BIOS setup password in place, and a lock on the case. Otherwise, the above methods would work, assuming they are not local admins, as they can potentially bypass any policies you have put in their way....

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