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# 39308 12-Aug-2009 14:49
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I spent about three hours now searching the web for a way to do this, but does anyone know of a way to disable USB Stroage devices for certain users via Group policy or a login script.
NOTE: we dont want to disable USB for some users on the same PC's.

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  # 245653 12-Aug-2009 15:44
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Funny you ask.... weve been looking at Microsoft Steady State for our student PCs and found it can disable drives for certain users :)
Dont know if it supports it via Active Directory though...... we just want to use it for the re-image purpose :)

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  # 245671 12-Aug-2009 16:07
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Steadystate works well, I built images for a library to use, you can fully disable USB access for certains groups/users


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  # 245675 12-Aug-2009 16:10
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Maybe a combination of Disable USB Disks with GPO with Loopback processing of Group Policy.

I haven't attempted this, but it might provide some useful pointers.

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Master Geek

  # 246158 13-Aug-2009 17:34
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I have used the above, and it works well. I apply to GPO to certain users, so that I can login as admin anytime and use whatever I need.

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  # 248387 18-Aug-2009 22:11
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My work PC has got LockDrives.exe from MS installed that does the same for floppy / CD / USB disk based on group membership.

Both LockDrives & SteadyState have got .adm files to manage via GPO.

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