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    USB Port

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    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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    • #2912013

      Clarifications

      by low_yu ·

      In reply to USB Port

      Clarifications

    • #2912000

      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.

      • #2911992

        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

    • #2911990

      Check this out…

      by jellimonsta ·

      In reply to USB Port

      See if this helps you out.

      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823732

      • #2911966

        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?

    • #2911986

      An alternative

      by rob miners ·

      In reply to USB Port

      How can I prevent users from using USB removable disks

      http://www.petri.co.il/disable_writing_to_usb_disks_in_xp_sp2_with_gpo.htm

    • #2911913

      Regedit

      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.

      Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\
      Control\StorageDevicePolicies

      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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