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USB PORT SECURITY


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#1 SubzeroSniper

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:53 AM

Hi all


I am now managing a group of computers that have some very crafty users.
I want to prevent them using their own personal USB flash drives in these computers, so i am, looking for a software application preferably FREEWARE that would ask the user to give a password before the computer will allow the USB port to work.

I know that i can disable the USB ports in device manger but the are USB's that i need to use daily so having to continually enable and disable as well as having to switch from Admin to user account every time i need to insert a USB drive would be very tasking.

Thanks :busy:

Edited by SubzeroSniper, 10 March 2012 - 07:53 AM.


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#2 James Litten

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:33 PM

Hi

In Vista and Windows 7 you can set up a policy with a list of hardware ID's of approved devices. It will block anything not on the list for those users. That way any USB devices you regularly use work but if they plug something else in it does not.
Here's some more info ...
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530324.aspx

James




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