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Accessing USB digital camera with user group rights

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  • Windows XP
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March 24, 2005 6:55:02 AM

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Hi All,

I have 5 new dell workstations all patched up to date with the latest fix's.
When i connect a usb digital camera to them it picks up the device and
install's the drivers required to access it but it won't display the drive or
allow any apps to access the device. This happens on USB flash pens as well.
It works fine as long as you have local admin rights. Strange thing is that
if i connect the device to any of our other fujitsu machines it works fine in
user rights. Anybody have any other help as this is stumping me.

Thanks in advance.

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Anonymous
March 26, 2005 5:17:11 PM

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> I have 5 new dell workstations all patched up to date with the latest
fix's.
> When i connect a usb digital camera to them it picks up the device and
> install's the drivers required to access it but it won't display the drive
or
> allow any apps to access the device. This happens on USB flash pens as
well.
> It works fine as long as you have local admin rights. Strange thing is
that
> if i connect the device to any of our other fujitsu machines it works fine
in
> user rights. Anybody have any other help as this is stumping me.

You mention that the camera appears as a disk device and this behaviour
happens with other USB flash devices as well. I'll assume it's not specific
to a camera but instead it's general for all USB storage.

Normally, limited users can connect and use USB storage devices without
requiring special access. But perhaps the Dell machines have a setting
restricting access to removable devices. Are the Fujitsu machines running
the same version of XP as the Dell machines? The same Service Pack?

XP Pro has a local security policy setting to grant or restrict access to
removable devices. By default, XP Pro SP2 will not let "interactive users"
format or eject removable media, but you can change that in the Security
Options in Local Security Policy. I don't know if this setting also applies
to USB devices, though usually I'm interested in blocking access to those
things instead of granting it. Likely, XP Home grants limited user access
to them by default.

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