Prevent users from copying files to USB drives


G

Guest

Is there a way (maybe through policies) that I can prevent a user from
plugging in a USB drive or device and copying data to or from their PC ?
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

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/maintain/sp2otech.mspx#ECAA

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

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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| Is there a way (maybe through policies) that I can prevent a user from
| plugging in a USB drive or device and copying data to or from their PC ?
 
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Jetro

GFI LANguard Portable Storage Control (P.S.C.) offers you network-wide
control of which users can:
Plug in a USB stick
Connect a smartphone, MP3 player, handheld
Download/upload data to a digital camera
Access CDs
Access floppies
GFI LANguard P.S.C. allows you to define which users can use removable media
centrally from Active Directory - simply by making them a member of three
pre-defined groups.

http://www.gfi.com/lanpsc/
 

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