[gptalk] Re: how to block removable USB storage devices

  • From: "Delaney, Doug" <doug.delaney@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:03:18 -0400

You can try this...

1.      Open Registry Editor. 

2.      In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:

        Note: This key might not exist. In that case simply create it as
a new key under the parent key.

3.      Create the following value (DWORD): 


        and give it a value of 1.

I would also be possible to create your own adm template, to apply this
via GPO... see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323639 (and do not
duplicate anything already in an existing template, except the section
names of the ADM template, and try to think in reverse - i.e. enable a
policy to turn it off, disable to turn it on, etc.)

Doug Delaney
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        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ananth Rajagopal
        Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 6:58 AM
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] how to block removable USB storage devices
        This is my first query, won't be the last for sure...
        I'm working in an Animation studio, we have a policy here of
blocking all USB drives, along with FDD and CDD.
        But we are getting some Pen Tablets, and all are USB devices, so
obviously we will need to allow enable USB ports, is there any way to
block users from connecting their removable drives and copying data
using Group Policies? 
        Kindly advice..in detail :-)

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