How to restrict mass storage drive and CD-ROM access?
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How to restrict mass storage drive and CD-ROM access?

by ManU » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:35 pm

How to restrict mass storage drive and CD-ROM access?

For Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 computer, you can refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles to block USB storage device installation or usage:

How to disable the use of USB storage devices
http://support.microsoft.com//kb/823732

HOWTO: Use Group Policy to disable USB, CD-ROM, Floppy Disk and LS-120 drivers
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555324

For Windows Vista , Windows 7,Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 you can simply configure the following group policies to control the access:

[Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Removable Storage Access]

CD and DVD: Deny read access

CD and DVD: Deny write access

Removable Disks: Deny read access

Removable Disks: Deny write access

All Removable Storage classes: Deny all access


All Removable Storage classes: allow direct access in remote sessions
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