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how to activate a usb stopped by an administrator

By kimo123be ·
how can i activate a usb that an administrator deactivated?

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by Who Am I Really In reply to You don't!

impossible to cut all
you have to cut the traces on the MB going to the integrated ports also and that's just asking for other problems

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by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to how to activate a usb sto ...

Put an Acceptable Usage Policy in place for those who use the computers.

Part of it should read any Modifications may result in Immediate Dismissal.

Then enforce it by first warning and then dismissing anyone who without the consent of the Administrator makes any changes to the Software Load or the way that the systems are locked down. This will also include turning back on the USB Ports.

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hot glue gun

by glenn In reply to how to activate a usb sto ...
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hot glue gun 2

by jeasterlingtech In reply to how to activate a usb sto ...

disable usb drives with GPO, fill extra ports with epoxy (putty is easiest) hot melt glue in place the keyboard and mouse (a hot air gun can soften it to replace if necessary) and lock the case to remove access to the headers
if really paranoid add alerts for registries changes, there are small programmable devices that can emulate keyboards and will "type" in a large set of commands

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by skinrl In reply to how to activate a usb sto ...

Modify a drive bay or the case to incorporate a Taser which will fire in the direction of the natural target zone of a person plugging something into the USB port. Be sure to casually mention in a staff meeting that, "steps have been taken to ensure compliance with the USB usage rules."

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by Who Am I Really In reply to Modifications

if you're going to that expense
just buy the port locks that plug in and require a key or combo to remove from the port

ie.
these
http://www.lindy.co.uk/usb-port-blocker-pack-of-4-colour-code-blue/40452.html

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how to activate a usb stopped by an administrator

by Mindspiel In reply to how to activate a usb sto ...

Depends...way of blocking...bios, ports, registry, software.
But in any case you will probably need admin pass, maybe even for bios.
I also block usb ports in some cases..rarely but it happens.
Best way to unblock this..ask admin.

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