How can I lock out USB drives on my workstations?

Posted on 2013-10-29
Last Modified: 2013-10-29
What is the best way to stop my users from inserting flash drives into my workstations?  Can I set up a rule that will block flash drives using active directory?


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by:Steven Harris
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If USB Software is already installed:

set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor to hexi value of 4

Then deny permissions to the following files:


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cambo84 earned 500 total points
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How you go about this depends on the level of your Active Directory and the version of your clients, i.e., Windows XP or 7.  Here is a good read:

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Solution works great!

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That's great news!

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