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group policy usb ports block

Posted on 2014-02-27
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i plan to block USB port all my computers at my network excepts my server.

how can i do that under group policy?
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If you have Vista or newer, there are built in settings you can import from a Vista ADM template.  The GP path to those settings are \Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Removable Storage Access.

If you need more details on how to import the ADM template and other information see here: http://www.petri.co.il/disable_usb_disks_with_gpo.htm
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I'm guessing that you only want to disable usb keys and not keyboards or usb printers

Open GPMC – User configuration – Policy – Administrative template – System – Removable storage Access.
Enable deny Read/Write Access.
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I'm guessing that you only want to disable usb keys and not keyboards or usb printers---- YOU ARE ABSOLUT RIGHTTTTTTTTTTTT, i do not want block keyboard and mouse usb ports
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can you please give me screenshot if possible?

Open GPMC – User configuration – Policy – Administrative template – System – Removable storage Access.
Enable deny Read/Write Access.
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Open GPMC – User configuration  ???
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thanks
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