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Deny the use of USB flash drives through GPO

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I would like to use Group Policy to restrict the use of USB Flash drives on the end user workstations. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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You can do it several ways through group policy, great blog here

http://blogs.technet.com/b/danstolts/archive/2009/01/21/disable-adding-usb-drive-and-memory-sticks-via-group-policy-and-group-policy-preferences.aspx

Notice that it is easier if you can use group policy preferences.  If you have one 7 or 2008 box on the network you can use GPP.

There are third party tools that do a good job with endpoint protection too; but they are not native...and not always cheap

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Mike
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