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Anonymous
May 10, 2004 1:40:51 PM

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Is there a way to disable the "thumb"/"jump"/any other name usb drives on
XPPro without disabling the USB Ports entirely. We don't want people here
to be able to just walk up plug in download and go. But we may have need to
use other USB devices, such as mice or keyboards.

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Anonymous
May 10, 2004 1:40:52 PM

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Not sure if it will work, but TweakUI (other programs can do
this also) can hide drives. You could set the system to
only show the installed drives, the thumb drives and card
readers would not show when installed, so it would be hard
to use them, but they would still be there and could still
run a macro or virus.

Don't know if this helps.


"chuqa" <chuqa~remove~@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%23rS8KSpNEHA.3572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| Is there a way to disable the "thumb"/"jump"/any other
name usb drives on
| XPPro without disabling the USB Ports entirely. We don't
want people here
| to be able to just walk up plug in download and go. But we
may have need to
| use other USB devices, such as mice or keyboards.
|
|
Anonymous
May 10, 2004 3:25:16 PM

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chuqa wrote:

> Is there a way to disable the "thumb"/"jump"/any other name usb drives on
> XPPro without disabling the USB Ports entirely. We don't want people here
> to be able to just walk up plug in download and go. But we may have need to
> use other USB devices, such as mice or keyboards.
>

Couple of thoughts. First, the logon to this computer should
be assigned to the "User" group. Second, block access to all
removable drives through group policies. It should work.
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Anonymous
May 10, 2004 3:32:46 PM

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Thumb/USB drives do not show up in XP, if they are not connected!

Therefore, you may have to disable all the drives in TweakUI and only allow
the one you want.


"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:o 5aZTmpNEHA.1312@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Not sure if it will work, but TweakUI (other programs can do
> this also) can hide drives. You could set the system to
> only show the installed drives, the thumb drives and card
> readers would not show when installed, so it would be hard
> to use them, but they would still be there and could still
> run a macro or virus.
>
> Don't know if this helps.
>
>
> "chuqa" <chuqa~remove~@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%23rS8KSpNEHA.3572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> | Is there a way to disable the "thumb"/"jump"/any other
> name usb drives on
> | XPPro without disabling the USB Ports entirely. We don't
> want people here
> | to be able to just walk up plug in download and go. But we
> may have need to
> | use other USB devices, such as mice or keyboards.
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
May 10, 2004 3:32:47 PM

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Isn't that what I said.


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"Yves Leclerc" <yleclercNOSPAM@maysys.com> wrote in message
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| Thumb/USB drives do not show up in XP, if they are not
connected!
|
| Therefore, you may have to disable all the drives in
TweakUI and only allow
| the one you want.
|
|
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:o 5aZTmpNEHA.1312@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > Not sure if it will work, but TweakUI (other programs
can do
| > this also) can hide drives. You could set the system to
| > only show the installed drives, the thumb drives and
card
| > readers would not show when installed, so it would be
hard
| > to use them, but they would still be there and could
still
| > run a macro or virus.
| >
| > Don't know if this helps.
| >
| >
| > "chuqa" <chuqa~remove~@yahoo.com> wrote in message
| > news:%23rS8KSpNEHA.3572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| > | Is there a way to disable the "thumb"/"jump"/any other
| > name usb drives on
| > | XPPro without disabling the USB Ports entirely. We
don't
| > want people here
| > | to be able to just walk up plug in download and go.
But we
| > may have need to
| > | use other USB devices, such as mice or keyboards.
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
May 10, 2004 7:36:03 PM

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On Mon, 10 May 2004 09:17:51 -0500, "Jim Macklin"
<p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote:

>Not sure if it will work, but TweakUI (other programs can do
>this also) can hide drives. You could set the system to
>only show the installed drives, the thumb drives and card
>readers would not show when installed, so it would be hard
>to use them, but they would still be there and could still
>run a macro or virus.
>
>Don't know if this helps.

Nope, even with the drives unchecked in TweakUI, plugging in a USB thumb
drive still creates a drive in explorer. Probably need to fiddle with a
group policy to enforce the no drive idea.

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