External Hard Drive using USB 2.0 usage Prevention



Riyadh Badurdeen
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
How do i Prevent or Block the usage of the External Hard Drive using USB 2.0
(or Flash card) Port ? Is their a way of preventing this from unortherized
users.

I can disable the port from the BIOS. Is their any other way of disabling it?

Thanks,

Riyadh.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
How do I prevent the use of USB Storage Devices in Windows XP?
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBO/tip7000/rh7093.htm

Also see: "Controlling block storage devices on USB buses"
in the following article.

Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/sp2otech.mspx#ECAA

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Windows XP - Shell/User
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Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
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"Riyadh Badurdeen" wrote:

| How do i Prevent or Block the usage of the External Hard Drive using USB 2.0
| (or Flash card) Port ? Is their a way of preventing this from unortherized
| users.
|
| I can disable the port from the BIOS. Is their any other way of disabling it?
|
| Thanks,
|
| Riyadh.

˵˫
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
I just test the second method in Windows XP Home SP2,
but it does not work.
Any suggestion?

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Lil' Dave
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
Create a new hardware configuration where the USB port is disabled, give
this configuration a name. This will show as an alternative boot selection.
Make it the default, and a 2 second timer. Its not foolproof obviously, but
it works for most users.
"Riyadh Badurdeen" <RiyadhBadurdeen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:CAC222E0-D95C-4617-B833-EA2631474230@microsoft.com...
> How do i Prevent or Block the usage of the External Hard Drive using USB
> 2.0
> (or Flash card) Port ? Is their a way of preventing this from
> unortherized
> users.
>
> I can disable the port from the BIOS. Is their any other way of disabling
> it?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Riyadh.
>
>


External Hard Drive using USB 2.0 usage Prevention