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Windows 7: How to disable removeable media in guest account.

20 May 2011   #1
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to disable removeable media in guest account.

Hi to all seven forum.
I have 2 accounts in windows seven. one Administrator and other is guest. I want to lock the usb device and any body could not able to connect remove able device usb in guest account. (only remove abl devices, not usb ports.cos my mouse and keyboard is also usb, and remove able device lock only on guest account, not in administrator.)
is there any simple way to do this without using any app.?


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20 May 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello IamLEGEND,

You might be able to use the "specific users and groups" link for the "Guests" group in METHOD ONE of the tutorial below to be able to do what you are wanting.

Removable Drives - Allow or Deny All Access - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 May 2011   #3
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

your method is great Brink. but this is for all user. I want to block remove able media only on guest account..
is there any way.
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20 May 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you create a group policy for only the Guests group using the "specific users and groups" link in step 1 of OPTION ONE, then the group policy setting in it will only be applied to the Guest account.
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20 May 2011   #5
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

in "Group Policy - Apply to specific user or group" this is the step 6 from my computer of your article. tell me where are the "Guest account" to create for a group policy.?

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and what is the next step if I find which one is Guest.? I mean how I add Guest account group policy to remove able storage access.?

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20 May 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, it doesn't appear that you can add the Guest group after all.

What may work better for you, is to create a "Standard user" account instead of a Guest account, then use the steps above to create a group policy for only the user name of the "Standard user" account using the "specific users and groups" link in step 1 of METHOD ONE of this tutorial below. Afterwards, you could follow the rest of the steps in METHOD ONE to apply that setting in the created custom Group Policy for the standard user.

Removable Drives - Allow or Deny All Access - Vista Forums
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21 May 2011   #7
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay dear, I created a stander account named "HOME" and create and save its group policy to my desktop. what should I do now.? double click to open it and reached to "Administrator templates -->System--> Remove Able storage and disable it.? it will lock the remove able storage.? or I should do something else.?
this is the new standard account "HOME" group policy snapshot.

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21 May 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Correct. You would use Method One in the "Home" Group Policy Editor to have it block access to all removable Hard Disk, CD/DVD, Floppy and USB Floppy drive, WPD (Windows Portable Devices), and Tape drive media for the "Home" user.
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21 May 2011   #9
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

great great great.. thank u very much my dear,, your really solve my problem. this was very easy..
in Home. remove able media is access denied. hahaha.. very nice.
tell me just one more thing. If Home group policy msc file which is place in my Administrator desktop is incidentally remove or lost. how I got it back.? creating another new, or what.?
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21 May 2011   #10
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: I would always create an image of my C drive before making any changes in the policies for users
as you could end up creating a rule that mistakenly applies to all, including the administrator which can end
up ruining your whole day.

Rich
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