Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Want to prevent users from using the USB drive of your computer?? Contd PART-2

The part-1 of this post describes how you can prevent the users from accessing your USB drive if it is already installed in your system.

This part describeshow to customize USB device storage device if the same is not installed in the system.

So, here are the steps!!

1. Run>> type %windir%\inf

2. Now search for two files
a) usbstor.inf
b)usbstor.pnf



3. Now you have to change its permission settings. Right click on the each file and click on properties. Goto "security" tab and select the desired user or group in "group and usernames" list which you want to restrict from USB drives. Now in "permission for users" click on "deny" and click OK.

4) process compelete. Now user will not be able to install USB device on your computer and therby will not be able to access the data.

NOTE:- In VISTA the procedure is slightly different. For any assistance regarding how to perform the operation in Windows Vista, post a comment and it will be entirely my pleasure to help you in the best way i can..

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