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Disabling USB stick thru Group Policy. RRS feed

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  • Hi everybody,
    I need some help regarding this issue (disabling USB). I have figured out that i need to apply the .adm file and add the tamplete to the GP but it failed, i says from the syntax there is some problem. can some1 check the syntax and tell me what is wrong with it.
    thankssssss
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    CLASS MACHINE
    CATEGORY !!WindowsComponents
     CATEGORY !!DisableUSB
      POLICY !!policynameusb
       KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR"
       EXPLAIN !!explaintextusb
         PART !!labeltextusb DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
     
           VALUENAME "Start"
           ITEMLIST
            NAME !!Disabled VALUE NUMERIC 3 DEFAULT
            NAME !!Enabled VALUE NUMERIC 4
           END ITEMLIST
         END PART
       END POLICY
      POLICY !!policynamecd
       KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdrom"
       EXPLAIN !!explaintextcd
         PART !!labeltextcd DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
     
           VALUENAME "Start"
           ITEMLIST
            NAME !!Disabled VALUE NUMERIC 1 DEFAULT
            NAME !!Enabled VALUE NUMERIC 4
           END ITEMLIST
         END PART
       END POLICY
      POLICY !!policynameflpy
       KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Flpydisk"
       EXPLAIN !!explaintextflpy
         PART !!labeltextflpy DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
     
           VALUENAME "Start"
           ITEMLIST
            NAME !!Disabled VALUE NUMERIC 3 DEFAULT
            NAME !!Enabled VALUE NUMERIC 4
           END ITEMLIST
         END PART
       END POLICY
      POLICY !!policynamels120
       KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Sfloppy"
       EXPLAIN !!explaintextls120
         PART !!labeltextls120 DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
     
           VALUENAME "Start"
           ITEMLIST
            NAME !!Disabled VALUE NUMERIC 3 DEFAULT
            NAME !!Enabled VALUE NUMERIC 4
           END ITEMLIST
         END PART
       END POLICY
     END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY
     
    [strings]
    category="Custom Policy Settings"
    categoryname="Restrict Drives"
    policynameusb="Disable USB Removable Drives"
    policynamecd="Disable CD-ROM"
    policynameflpy="Disable Floppy"
    policynamels120="Disable High Capacity Floppy"
    explaintextusb="Disables the USB Removable Drives capability by disabling the usbstor.sys driver. \n\nSelect the ENABLED radiobox, then select STOPPED for the usbstore.sys driver status in the drop-down list.  \n\nNote that this will only prevent usage of newly plugged-in USB Removable Drives or Flash Drives, devices that were plugged-in while this option was not configured will continue to function normally. Also, devices that use the same device or hardware ID (for example - 2 identical Flash Disks made by the same manufacturer) will still function if one of them was plugged-in prior to the configuration of this setting. In order to successfully block them you will need to make sure no USB Removable Drive is plugged-in while you set this option. \n\nIn order to re-enable the usage of USB Removable Drives select STARTED for the usbstore.sys driver status in the drop-down list."
    explaintextcd="Disables the CD-ROM Drive by disabling the cdrom.sys driver. \n\nSelect the ENABLED radiobox, then select STOPPED for the cdrom.sys driver status in the drop-down list. \n\nIn order to re-enable the usage of USB Removable Drives select STARTED for the cdrom.sys driver status in the drop-down list."
    explaintextflpy="Disables the Floppy Drive by disabling the flpydisk.sys driver. \n\nSelect the ENABLED radiobox, then select STOPPED for the flpydisk.sys driver status in the drop-down list. \n\nIn order to re-enable the usage of USB Removable Drives select STARTED for the flpydisk.sys driver status in the drop-down list."
    explaintextls120="Disables the High Capacity Floppy Drive by disabling the sfloppy.sys driver. \n\nSelect the ENABLED radiobox, then select STOPPED for the sfloppy.sys driver status in the drop-down list. \n\nIn order to re-enable the usage of USB Removable Drives select STARTED for the sfloppy.sys driver status in the drop-down list."
    labeltextusb="usbstore.sys driver status"
    labeltextcd="cdrom.sys driver status"
    labeltextflpy="flpydisk.sys driver status"
    labeltextls120="sfloppy.sys driver status"
    Enabled="Stopped"
    Disabled="Started"

    Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:28 AM

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