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    Smile How to enable/disable USB ports

    Hi,

    I want to know how to enable/disable usb ports...
    For eg: Suppose i want to prevent the users to connect any usb devices in the system. How can i do that??

    Thanks
    Manoj


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    There is no direct way of doing it (Other than disabling the drivers) in windows. (As of I know). But there are third party softwares available for it.

    Also, you should be able to block the ports in BIOS setting.

    http:// labmice . techtarget . com/articles/usbflashdrives . htm

    -Kalayama

    Last edited by admin; 06-21-2012 at 08:44 AM.
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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    hi friend,

    try this:

    ok, on the desktop, right click on MY COMPUTER, and then select MANAGE option. a new window will appear, in that select SYSTEM TOOLS, in that click on DEVICE MANAGER, on the right side of the window pane, a list wil appear,
    that will show u the components attached to your system, in that select the USB port, right click and diable the port.

    well, i do not have admin right to check this in office. but following this way, i used to diable various hard disk partitions, CD-ROM, floppy disk.

    so try it, i think it will work.

    regards,
    RSY


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    start>>settings>>controlpannel>>system>>hardware>>devise manager>>look for the usb port in the list and select it then you can see an option disable or enable accordingly on the tool bar


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    Its difficult to go to each computer to disable the usb port... The way they have done in my company is they have diable the USB drives but my system is detecting the Usb keyboard and all...

    Guys do you have any idea how they have done it... But i heard that USB drive permissions cannot be done through Group Policy in windows...

    Thanks
    Manoj


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    Go to run and type devmgmt.msc in that click universal serialbus controllers,right click on the sub menus and disable it....


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    Hi Team,

    I read in one of the Article on Microsoft Website which tells you How to Disable Storage Devices.All you need to do is changes in Registry key would disable the device,but before changing any keys in registry read this note

    "Warning : Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk. If a USB storage device is already installed on the computer"

    set the Start value in the following registry key to 4:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor

    When you do so, the USB storage device does not work when the user connects the device to the computer.

    To set the Start value, follow these

    steps:1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor

    4. In the right pane, double-click Start.
    5. In the Value data box, type 4, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already
    selected), and then click OK.
    6. Quit Registry Editor.

    Let me know How it worked for you.

    Regards,
    Sridevi


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    USB ports can be disabled in BIOS.You can also disable USB ports Through device manager in Windows


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Sridevichitthu View Post
    Hi Team,

    I read in one of the Article on Microsoft Website which tells you How to Disable Storage Devices.All you need to do is changes in Registry key would disable the device,but before changing any keys in registry read this note

    "Warning : Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk. If a USB storage device is already installed on the computer"

    set the Start value in the following registry key to 4:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor

    When you do so, the USB storage device does not work when the user connects the device to the computer.

    To set the Start value, follow these

    steps:1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor

    4. In the right pane, double-click Start.
    5. In the Value data box, type 4, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already
    selected), and then click OK.
    6. Quit Registry Editor.

    Let me know How it worked for you.

    Regards,
    Sridevi
    Thanks for the input....have tried it in my pc and works well. have a vista and the USB is nt even recogonised it i have changed the Store vale from 3 to 4.

    but can any one tell me how to do the same in group policy...


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    thanks amir


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    Smile Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Manojks View Post
    Hi,

    I want to know how to enable/disable usb ports...
    For eg: Suppose i want to prevent the users to connect any usb devices in the system. How can i do that??

    Thanks
    Manoj
    hi here is the simply way to block USB port try this,..................

    To disable the access to USB port, in windows XP and 2000:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor
    4. In the right pane, double-click Start.
    5. In the Value data box, type 4, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.
    6. Quit Registry Editor.

    To re-enable a disabled port:

    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor
    4. In the right pane, double-click Start.
    5. In the Value data box, type 3, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.
    6. Quit Registry Editor.

    Thank U
    babashaan.


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    you can do this by two ways

    1.from bios set up
    go to advanced setting in the bios then disable usb

    2.from device manager.
    right click in Mycomputer
    properties
    hardware
    device manager
    right click to usb and disable

    i think the first metod is more better than th second one.

    Last edited by admin; 11-20-2012 at 04:15 AM. Reason: easier

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    Smile Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    right click on MY COMPUTER, and then select MANAGE option. a new window will appear, in that select SYSTEM TOOLS, in that click on DEVICE MANAGER, on the right side of the window pane, a list wil appear,
    that will show u the components attached to your system, in that select the USB port, right click and diable the port.




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    Smile Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    To disable the access to USB port, in windows XP and 2000, follow the steps below
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor
    4. In the right pane, double-click Start.
    5. In the Value data box, type 4, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.
    6. Quit Registry Editor.

    To re-enable a disabled port, follow these steps below
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor
    4. In the right pane, double-click Start.
    5. In the Value data box, type 3, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.
    6. Quit Registry Editor


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    Follow the steps to enable USB ports:

    1. Go to run in the start menu and type regedit and click ok.
    2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE --> SYSTEM --> CurrentControlSet -->
    Services --> USBSTOR
    3. Now right click on USBSTOR and go to Permissions and give Full Control to yourself and click OK.
    4. In the right panel, right click. A New prompt will come. Select DWORD Value and rename it to Start.
    5. Now double click on Start and key in Value data as 3 and click OK.
    6. Quit Registry Editor.


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    when i plugged a pen driver then no symble show at the buttom bar.


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    Thumbs up Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    FOR ENABLING
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3. Locate and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesUsbStor
    4. In the details pane, double-click Start.
    5. In the Value data box, type 4, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.
    6. Exit Registry Editor.

    FOR DISABLING

    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesUsbStor
    4. In the right pane, double-click Start.
    5. In the Value data box, type 3, click Hexadecimal (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.
    6. Quit Registry Editor.


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    Well we can enable/disable usb ports when the system boots press f2 to go bios settings in that u can .


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    Unhappy Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    Select my computer Icon right click and go to Manage Option, click device Manager and click Universal serial bus controllers and right click each USB port and disable it. same process for disable the USB.


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    Re: How to enable/disable USB ports

    Hi
    Am not too sure but i think it can be done through the bios setup under the onboard devices menu...
    jaydatech.

    Last edited by admin; 11-19-2012 at 03:55 AM.

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