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Unread 12-06-2010, 05:55 AM   #1
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is there a freeware that can do this?
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Re: Password locking USB port (block USB usage)

Oh great, new issue. Block all USB but allow USB keyboard and mouse????? Wahhh. Corporate clients drive me nuts...
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Re: Password locking USB port (block USB usage)

Well, you can disable the whole hub from Device Manager and then restrict the user to access Device Manager (use "Run as" to access yourself from the restricted user), but you'll lose other devices connected to this hub too. You can rearrange the devices in that case.
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Re: Password locking USB port (block USB usage)

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Oh great, new issue. Block all USB but allow USB keyboard and mouse????? Wahhh. Corporate clients drive me nuts...
It should be possible; check this out: How can I prevent users from connecting to a USB storage device?

The above article suggests two ways:

1. If a USB storage device is not already installed on the computer

For general user groups, deny access to the following files.
  • %SystemRoot%\Inf\Usbstor.pnf
  • %SystemRoot%\Inf\Usbstor.inf
2. If a USB storage device is already installed on the computer

Se the registry value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\UsbStor\Start to 4 (Disable).


You might want to do both to ensure full compliance in your network.
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Re: Password locking USB port (block USB usage)

That is good article, but I think he wants to be able to access it without rolling back all that changes.
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Re: Password locking USB port (block USB usage)

Yep. Boss wants a password access block/unblock USB.
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Re: Password locking USB port (block USB usage)

With the article Strider give us, it seems to me it's not going to be hard for someone to write a program to do/undo these changes on a password enter.
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Re: Password locking USB port (block USB usage)

our company sells a mac version
Device Filter Mac Key Features
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but i get a lot of requests for a windows version
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With the article Strider give us, it seems to me it's not going to be hard for someone to write a program to do/undo these changes on a password enter.
Yeah, a simple batch file should be able to achieve this:

1. Get password

2. Verify it

3. If correct set the registry and change the file permissions

4. Inititate reboot.

Then use a bat to exe converter to give it a professional look.
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