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  • hi All,

    we are having a windows 7 32 bit and we have disable all the USB ports in the Device Manager so that no one can access the USB drive apart from the mouse and keyboard USB port

    after i disable the USB drive the next day the some USB ports are again gets opened, hence now i have changed the password of administrator of local and domain and disabled assuming there might be a leak in password to the users through some source

    however after changing the password the next day i am again getting the USB ports opened

    is there a way through which a normal or standard user can enable the USB ports in the device manager if he dont know the administrator password or password of users in administrative groups

    or there is some driver issue happening with Windows 7

    Please help

    Thanks

    Viraj



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    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:17 AM

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  • If you need reliable and manageable lock of USB, I strogly recommend special software from third party vendors like Safend, DeviceLock, Lumension,etc

    Regards

    Milos

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:44 PM
  • hi Milos

    yes we do have symantec endpoint protection manager and we have a USB device restriction on it enabled which dont detect the USB after the USB is inserted in client pc

    BUT why the device manager of Windows 7 is getting enabled after we disable it

    the third party is working fine but not the windows 7

    Thanks

    Viraj


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    Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:00 AM
  • There are 4 ways to enable or disable USB ports in Windows 7 /8.

    1) Enable/disable USB Ports Using Registry

    2) Enable/disable USB Ports Using Software

    3) Disable USB Ports Using Device Manager

    4) Disable or Uninstall USB Ports Using USB Mass Storage

    Follow the below step for Disable USB ports using Device Manager

    Step 1: Go to windows start Menu

    Step 2: In start menu search box search Device manager then click enter

    Step 3: In dialog box, click on Universal Serial Bus Controllers (USB)

    Step 4: Double Click On the particular USB Port

    Step 5: In USB Root dialog click on the Driver tab

    Step 6: click on Disable

    Enable/disable USB Ports Using Registry

    Step 1: Go to Windows Start Menu

    Step 2: In search box write ‘Run’ and press enter

    Step 3: type ‘regedit’ and press enter to open registry editor

    Step 4: In registry editior navigate to the following key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR

    Step 5: In the right pane of your USBSTOR, select Start and change the value 4 instead of 3.

     Step 6: Click Ok

    If you want to enable your windows USB Port then change the value 3 instead of 4 in your Start > Run > type ‘regedit’ > navigate key > USBSTOR > Start > change value 3 instead of 4




    Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:30 AM