Mansi Vijay 26 Dec – 6 min read. August 1, at 6: Furthermore, the instructions are limited to a stand-alone computer. Then there is a logoff script that sets it back to disabled using the same bat file that disables it at system startup. Hannes, thank you for your care about the issue and sorry for replying as an anonimous.

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Then using file system control in the GPO I added the usbstor.

I got it set up, and tried to push the GPO using security groups for the scope. This means that for regular users access will be allowed while users in the special group it will be denied. WriteLine “The val is: If not found, Windows will prompt you to uxbstor the driver.

How to Enable or Disable USB ports In Windows 7

Make sure no USB strorage device is connected to that computer. Here are the new GPO settings you usbstog need to use if you have Windows 7 clients: I can enable the ‘USB Storage’.

ReadyBoost supports specific type of external disk drives i. You dont have to be genius to open command prompt using notepad. But as I said, that won’t help you. But I am not really familiar with the scripts.

Optionally, you can grant read access to a certain group. Within minutes or even seconds an disablee has all the files they need in order to start up their own business and take all the customers with them.


How to disable USB sticks and limit access to USB storage devices on Windows systems

True uabstor instruction can edit the registry. For information about your hardware manufacturer, visit the following Web site: This is the Internet where everything is documented and available, the question is where do you draw the line between acceptable or unacceptable?

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How to Disable the Use of USB Storage Devices in Windows 10

INF Change the security settings of the new entry. Change the value to 4 to disable the port. I have USB Disk Security installed on my system which gives an alternate link to open the drive but when I click on it it says that due to restrictions set on this computer by administrator you cannot open this drive.

Note the different Data value and Item-level Targeting between the two entries.

5 Ways to enable or disable USB Drives or Ports in Windows

For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Only buying third party seems to offer full solution if we want to bar all USB devices leaving keyboard, mouse ofcourse to computer. June 12, at 1: I also changed the file attached to this article to include a ksbstor at the end.


REG as well as executing net stop usbstor. If users do not swap between computers often, I doubt this will be a problem, and it will be fine after a reboot or manually starting the service if you really want to I reinstalled Win 7 from the other section of my hard drive to no avail.

I am using Dell Latitude. Microsoft knowledge base article contains instructions on how to disable USB storage access for a certain group of users; however, the article only distinguishes between whether or not a USB storage device has been installed on a particular computer.

If you want to enable USB ports on your computer, follow the steps on the page below, but choose the enable option instead of disable option where applicable. Maybe a couple of storage sites maybe be blocked or their scripts maybe blocked.