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Implementing device restriction policies for windows 8 phone on windows 7 pro machine

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Hi,

I have successfully implemented device restriction policies on the Windows 7 pro machines and Android phones are denied usb storage access.

But, Windows 8 phone is able to workaround the device restriction policies and is displayed under portable devices and I am able to access the Windows 8 phone's internal memory as well as sd card storage in my windows 7 pro desktop.

How do I implement device restriction policies so that my windows 8 phone is denied access to the usb port and the Windows 8 phone and its storage should not be displayed on my Windows desktop and access to the Windows 8 phone should be denied when it tries to connect to the windows 7 pro desktop using the usb port.

Please reply to this post as soon as possible.

Thanks and Regards,
Sriram.
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They are consider as WPD Devices and there is GPO settings that allow you to deny read or write access to devices in the Windows Portable Device class. These devices include "smart" devices, such as media players, mobile phones, Windows CE devices, etc.

In the Group Policy Object Editor navigation pane, open Computer Configuration, then open Administrative Templates, open System, and then open Removable Storage Access. There should be a WPD Devices: Deny write access and WPD Devices: Deny read access

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530324.aspx

You may also want to note  on MTP which there is no default GPO about disable MTP devices. Maybe the best way is to try out WPD and see if that can already prevent device from connecting first - if we can do that the storage in the device access should be prevented @ http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/89743ac1-856a-43dc-8b55-a94cbcbae979/
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