How to Block access to Removable Disk From Guest Account

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April 28, 2010 at 12:32:29
Specs: Windows XP sp3, centrino / 256MB
How can I keep my removable disk from being accessible from the "Guest" account?

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#1
April 28, 2010 at 15:06:58
Something like this:
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...

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#2
April 29, 2010 at 07:26:32
Hi friend,

You can disable removable disk by making some changes in registry. Log on to Guest account.

1.) Click "Start" button, and go to "Run"
2.) Type "regedit" and hit "Enter"
3.) Browse to following registry address:

"My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR"

4.) Find "Start" (REG_DWORD) in right Pane of the window and double click on it.
5.) Change the "Value data" to "4" then click "OK"
6.) Exit Registry Editor Window.

Thats all! Now you can successfully access USB Ports from your machine.

Note: The trick to enable the prts are as same as you disable the port. To enable, cahnge "Value Data" to 3. and close the registry.

Referal Links:
http://indygizmo.com/how-to-disable...


Thank you :-)

PCS365_3
Isha Krisna KP
Bangalore


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#3
April 29, 2010 at 13:18:53
Thank you Paulseb and Isha, however, let me be a little more clear. I am using a stand alone, my pc is not on a domain, at most I will have all of my home computers in a workgroup. In that case Paulseb I think that the %systemroot% files that you suggested I change are not accessible to me as I was not able to find those files in particular, not even in run or the search.

In that case Isha, I only want to disable access to my usb drive which I keep connected to my pc for friends that I let sign on in the guest account. I have not tried what you have suggested just yet and I will but from the looks of what you suggested my administrative account may also not have access to my flash drive. I will try it though, thank you.


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#4
April 29, 2010 at 15:00:59
Both files, Usbstor.pnf and Usbstor.inf are located in the \Windows\inf folder.
You have to switch on display hidden files in the folder settings.

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#5
April 30, 2010 at 02:49:33
Okay..
In that case try USB disabler freeware utility from the give site.
As I could see there are 2 free utilities to disable disable USB drives either for stand alone PC and for PC connected in Network.
http://www.intelliadmin.com/index.p...

If you couldn't find it.. proceed to the following links:

http://www.intelliadmin.com/USBRemo...
http://www.intelliadmin.com/Disable...

Get back us the result :-)

Thank you :-)


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#6
April 30, 2010 at 06:33:35
Why don't you just password protect the drives. I have not done this, but I believe that it is not difficult to do and I believe that this is actually what you really want. I am not in XP anymore, so my experimenting will not help you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
May 3, 2010 at 08:43:09
Thanks a lot everyone. Well it is time to move on from XP however I am not sure that there is a OS that allows you to restrict certain drives from guest accounts. I am going to use Fingers idea and password protect the drive (which xp does not allow on its on) with Truecrypt. Ironically I have not been able to test this because now the flash drive will not install properly on the pc! It is all very funny but not to worry I have already order a new motherboard, quad core processor and 500 GB hard drive and soon to get the other components to build a Windows 7 system. Still, I will like to master these things because XP is still out and about as the main system for a lot of businesses and people. Again, thanks a lot everyone!

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