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Friens i fasing a problem,

In our company there is no FDD and Cd writer for clints....

But somebody using the thumb drive in that computers. As an Administrator how i can Restrict the use of thumb drive here..

Thanks ..

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Try this..

First, create a whole new key: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control \ StorageDevicePolicies.

Then create a REG_DWORD entry in it called WriteProtect. Set it to 1 and you'll be able to read from USB drives but not write to them.

EDIT see here for more info http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;555324

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  • 2 weeks later...

As a previous poster stated, you will need to create the following registry value:

Key: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Value: WriteProtect

Type: REG_DWORD

Value: 1

This key will not exist, so you will have to create it yourself to enable the write protection to external storage devices.

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