[gptalk] Re: ADM problem

  • From: "Gray Troutman" <jgraytroutman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 10:51:16 -0500

So if I have


Having it enabled should have put 1 into the value, but it didn't, and the
key didn't exist before the GPO was created.

But, more importantly, what you're telling me is that if I switch the policy
between enabled and disabled, it's not going to update the key to the
appropriate value?  If that's the case, I might as well just write a script
that imports the appropriate registry value during logon.

On 8/22/06, Delaney, Doug <doug.delaney@xxxxxxx> wrote:

If the value does not exist (previously) it should work. This is considered a "user preference" and a GPO will only apply it once. It will not be "managed".

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------------------------------ *From:* gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Gray Troutman *Sent:* Tuesday, August 22, 2006 11:18 AM *To:* gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx *Subject:* [gptalk] Re: ADM problem

The thing is that if I create the key/dword and put in the value 1 in
manually, it works fine, write access to USB devices is disallowed.  If I
use the ADM, though, it creates the key and dword, but doesn't put the
correct value in, it stays 0.

On 8/22/06, Tim Bolton <jsclmedave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> We tried this numerous times, but certain USB sticks were still able
> to load and were accessible.
> hopefully Darren has the magic bullet for this.  I have heard of shops
> actually putting epoxy in the ports...
> We use a product that took care of this.  If you want info on it
> please email me direct.
> I am very curious to see if there is a workable solution in GP...
> TB
> On 8/22/06, Gray Troutman < jgraytroutman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hey folks,
> > I've implemented a few custom ADMs without any difficulty.  I have
> one,
> > however, that doesn't seem to want to work properly.  It's one I found
> it
> > over at thelazyadmin.com .  The ADM is supposed to disable write
> access to
> > USB devices.  When I manually create the key and dword, everything
> works
> > fine, but when I try to implement it through a GPO, it creates the key
> and
> > dword, but doesn't place the appropriate value (1) into the
> registry.  Here
> > are the contents of the ADM:
> >
> > CATEGORY "Removeable Storage Write Access"
> >  POLICY "USB Write Access"
> > "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies"
> >    VALUENAME "WriteProtect"
> >
> > As an additional note, I'll mention that this is the only machine
> specific
> > policy I'm trying to enforce within this GPO, everything else is on
> the user
> > side.  I had thought that maybe I had instituted a policy that was
> keeping
> > the key from being generated, but everything show up except for the
> > appropriate value.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Gray
> >
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