USB Port

By low_yu ·
My company would like to control on the external storage usage. May I know it is any OS native command allow me to disable the USB port without effecting the mouse and keyboard?

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Well, that depends...

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to USB Port

... it depends on what OS is being used.

We would need to know the specifics of the server OS as well as the client OS's.


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Well, that depends...

by low_yu In reply to Well, that depends...

The server OS is Windows 2K & Windows 2K3 server edition. Client OS is Windows XP

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Check this out...

by Jellimonsta In reply to USB Port
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USB port

by low_yu In reply to Check this out...

I changed the registry value from 3 to 4. However, not all USB ports were disable.
Furthermore, the registry value change back to 3 automatically when I plug in the thumb drive into those un-disable USB port.
Any idea why?

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by Jacky Howe In reply to USB Port
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by shhite In reply to USB Port

If you dont want to do a group policiy there is a registry key that will disable right capabilities to USB ports.


Double click on the string 'WriteProtect' and change the value data box to 0.

This will enable the use of all usb ports but will not allow capabilities.

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