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Anonymous
January 21, 2005 12:08:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Hi all,

I've get a lab with 6 XP SP2 machines that are members of an AD domain.
When user without admin rights (just about everybody) trys to use the
"Remove hardware safely" function before unplugging a USB jump drive,
they get a message that they don't have permissions to do so. I'd like
to make a Group Policy change so they can follow the recommended
procedure to remove their USB drives but I can't find the right setting.
Can anyone help?

Thanks,
Mark
Anonymous
January 21, 2005 12:08:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin,microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Please visit the experts in the Group Policy newsgroup
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.group_policy

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/m...

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
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"Mark Warbeck" wrote:

| Hi all,
|
| I've get a lab with 6 XP SP2 machines that are members of an AD domain.
| When user without admin rights (just about everybody) trys to use the
| "Remove hardware safely" function before unplugging a USB jump drive,
| they get a message that they don't have permissions to do so. I'd like
| to make a Group Policy change so they can follow the recommended
| procedure to remove their USB drives but I can't find the right setting.
| Can anyone help?
|
| Thanks,
| Mark
!