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Windows 7: Win7 local policy for access to a specific USB pen drive.

23 Dec 2013   #1
jongo46

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Win7 local policy for access to a specific USB pen drive.

Hi,

I need to allow access for one make of USB on our PC's and block all other makes from being used.

Can I use Win7 local policy to achieve this.

Many Thanks


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23 Dec 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Interesting question and I don't have an answer for you with respect to a local policy setting achieving this. But I wonder if an antivirus app might handle such a request - to an extent. What antivirus tool is being used? Also, is this restriction being implemented in a home or business setting?
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23 Dec 2013   #3
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Yes, you can in a way.

See this Tutorial on setting Group Policy. The image below is the System setting options for devices.


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24 Dec 2013   #4
jongo46

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you both for the replies.

We are a small charity (70 users) with SBS 2011 and I am told this cannot be done in GPO on the server, My idea is we have approx. 16 users with encrypted pen drives but no other device can be used.

I wanted to auto scan any drive inserted but as carwiz says I think I can do that through AVG cloud care antivirus.

I think after doing some reading I may have issues as other pen drives have been used on a lot of the stations.

I will try the tut and see how far I get, I am the ICT officer covering a multitude of sins but master of none.

cheers,

John.
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