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Windows 7: How to Override Group Policy Preventing Access to USB Ports

07 Sep 2016   #1
backinthe1980s

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit
 
 
How to Override Group Policy Preventing Access to USB Ports

Hello:

Once a month, I backup my laptop's files to an external hard drive. But, about three months ago, my company enabled Group Policy to where none of us employees are able to plug external hard drives into our USB ports.

Is there a way of overriding this policy?

If not, is there a way that I can find the local administrator password, so that I can login without being on the domain, plug in my external hard drive, and back up my files?

Thanks!

backinthe1980s


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07 Sep 2016   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I am afraid that this forum cannot help you to override your Company's/administrator's policy. That is also my policy .
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07 Sep 2016   #3
backinthe1980s

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks, for nothing! I would have helped you with something.
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07 Sep 2016   #4
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

I'm afraid that there isn't anything that can be done. See the group policies are being pushed from a server so even if you have access to change the setting on the laptop the server would just change it again. If you don't have admin access on the laptop then there isn't even anything that you can do temporarily. On top of that we can't help you without breaking the forum rules (which can get us banned). You have to consider that the laptop isn't your computer. Perhaps if you talk to your manager he can get you an exception but he has to follow your company's policies.
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08 Sep 2016   #5
Itaregid

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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Thanks, for nothing! I would have helped you with something
I am afraid you are being the spoiled little brat here. You are asking others to help you perpetrate an offense against your company's policies, then throw a tissy fit when no one will join your conspiracy.

Disabling USB ports in such a manner is typically enabled because some careless employee attached an infected device to one of the computers, which then infected the computer and possibly the network.

You need to talk to your supervisor. I am sure they would be very interested in what you are doing.
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08 Sep 2016   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Many individuals and organizations come to this forum for advice regarding improving security and this is gladly provided. What kind of credibility would this forum have if we at the same time provided information on how to bypass that security?

Talk to your supervisor or IT staff about backups that are consistent with company policy. This forum does not support or condone circumventing company policy for any purposes.
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08 Sep 2016   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

I wouldn't worry about backup. It's probably done as soon as you log in to the companies network.
Go talk to your supervisor or IT staff about your concern related to backups
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09 Sep 2016   #8
Itaregid

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think the OP has discovered no tolerance for those seeking help with nefarious deeds on this site.
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09 Sep 2016   #9
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just wonder what sort files that OP do not the Company know.
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