Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Prevent or block USB storage devices installation except USB mouse and USB keyboard

Posted on 2012-04-03
2
Medium Priority
?
918 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-04
Hi ,

I want to ask , how to restrict USB storage devices installation or to block ?  Actually, I visited a company there owner asked me how to disabled USB storage devices. I adviced her to disable it from regitry via USBSTOR key or from group policy. She told me I knew this method already and searched on google alot already. But the problem is that when somebody came with new modern USB storage device of any other new vender then these setting can not prevent or block any new USB strorage devices because of there drivers are newer.

I have also seen a option of "deny write/execute access removable device" in group policy.  Is that good for all USB devices.

Operating systems are: windows 7 premium/pro/home , Windows Vista pro/home/prem and XP. If you know any good third party software then let me know and please give your any suggestion. I hope you understand me if you wany to know any more then you can ask me.

Thanks and regards
neil40m
0
Comment
Question by:Ashok Dewan
2 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Kyle Davies earned 1000 total points
ID: 37800506
Hi see if this will help you:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823732
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:Chetan Khurana
Chetan Khurana earned 1000 total points
ID: 37800512
Hi neil40m,

I would suggest you go through the  steps mentioned here-in - LINK

This should help you achieve what you want. Also, this will disable only the Storage devices and not the I/O ones.

The LINK  gives more ideas but the first one should have you covered.

HTH!
C
0

Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 or to Windows 10 or if you are like me you are on the Insider Program you may find yourself with many 450MB recovery partitions.  With a traditional disk that may not be a problem but with relatively smaller SS…
Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

580 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question