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  • I know how to make a group policy to block USB drives but sometimes as an admin I need to be able to use my USB drive on their computer or sometimes I have users that need to bring a file home and are authorized for a once time use. What I am looking for is...

    Is there a method, using group policy, to make it so when a user plugs in a USB drive, thumb stick or external hdd, they are required to type in a password in order for the flash drive to mount and become usable? Essentially I want to make it so a user can plug in a USB drive anytime but if they don't know the password, they won't be able to use it. 



    Thank you everybody for your help!!

    Friday, May 4, 2012 2:56 PM

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  • Hello,

    Follow the thread below. It may help you.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/thread/3255d483-1be6-41a2-b6e3-33317e7c4d13/

    Monday, May 14, 2012 11:06 AM
  • I don't want to block USB drives completely I just want it to prompt for a password before the computer will allow the USB drive to start working. 

    Thank you everybody for your help!!

    Monday, May 14, 2012 2:26 PM
  • Hi,

    You may follow the steps from the listed below link.

    http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1530992


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    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Monday, May 21, 2012 6:36 PM
    Monday, May 21, 2012 6:36 PM
  • Have you considered Bitlocker To Go?  : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd408739

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/secure-your-usb-drives-with-bitlocker-to-go-for-windows-7/1176

    Kevin


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    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Wednesday, December 5, 2012 11:07 AM
    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 11:07 AM