Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How to prevent users from writing/coping to usb or any external

This will prevent any user from writing/coping/moving/deleting or doing anything to USB or any external you connect to USB port

The following registry setting will prevent writing to usb in windows xp.
Go to start , click run and type regedit.
Now Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contro l
Now Add a new key by right clicking and name it "StorageDevicePolicies".
In the window on the right then create a new DWORD value and label it WriteProtect, give it a value of "1" and users can no longer write to USB drives.
Giving a value of "0" will allow to write again.
Enjoy this little trick.

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