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  • i joind a new company, all the usb ports are disabled how can i enable the port of some particular PCs.we have 2008 R2 server and all the computers are windows 7 pls help
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:56 AM

Answers

  • بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

     

    Enable USB from Registry Editor

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR]

    "Start"=dword:00000003

     

    Disable USB from Registry Editor

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR]

    "Start"=dword:00000004

     

    U can doing it with GP if You want

     


    Mohamed Abd Elhamid Abd Elaziz Microsoft System Administrator Abdul Samad Al Qurashi Co.
    • Proposed as answer by M.Abdelhamid Thursday, July 28, 2011 8:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nina Liu - MSFT Sunday, August 7, 2011 2:29 AM
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 11:48 AM
  • It depends on the configuration.  If it is disabled using GPO, you need to enable using GPO by modify the settings.

    Evening if you modify the registry on the workstation, it will get changed when GPO get refreshed again.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555324


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    • Proposed as answer by M.Abdelhamid Thursday, July 28, 2011 8:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nina Liu - MSFT Sunday, August 7, 2011 2:28 AM
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 6:19 PM
  • Hi,

     

    As others suggested, you’d better confirm how the USB devices are disabled. Does the issue occur on a Windows 7 client or all client. Besides the above settings, please also check whether you have the following settings configured:

     

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Removable Storage Access

     

    OR

     

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Removable Storage Access

     

    In the details pane, double-click "All Removable Storage classes: Deny all access".

     

    Please also check the following link:

     

    How can I prevent users from connecting to a USB storage device?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823732  

     

    You can also launch CMD as administrator, run “gpresult /v > C:\policy.txt”, paste the output here for research.

     

    Thanks.

    Nina


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    Monday, July 18, 2011 9:24 AM

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  • بسم الله الحمن الرحيم

    Usb Ports disable with Group Policy from DC or Disable from Divice Manager

     


    Mohamed Abd Elhamid Abd Elaziz Microsoft System Administrator Abdul Samad Al Qurashi Co.
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:22 AM
  • Are the USB Ports disabled in Computer Management/Device Manager or disabled with a specific Group Policy for Device Installation (ie Comp Configuraion > Admin Templates > System > Device Installation?
    Lee Bowman MCITP MCTS
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:44 AM
  • بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

     

    Enable USB from Registry Editor

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR]

    "Start"=dword:00000003

     

    Disable USB from Registry Editor

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR]

    "Start"=dword:00000004

     

    U can doing it with GP if You want

     


    Mohamed Abd Elhamid Abd Elaziz Microsoft System Administrator Abdul Samad Al Qurashi Co.
    • Proposed as answer by M.Abdelhamid Thursday, July 28, 2011 8:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nina Liu - MSFT Sunday, August 7, 2011 2:29 AM
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 11:48 AM
  • It depends on the configuration.  If it is disabled using GPO, you need to enable using GPO by modify the settings.

    Evening if you modify the registry on the workstation, it will get changed when GPO get refreshed again.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555324


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX

    Blogs - http://blogs.sivarajan.com/
    Articles - http://www.sivarajan.com/publications.html
    Twitter: @santhosh_sivara - http://twitter.com/santhosh_sivara
    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties,and confers no rights.
    • Proposed as answer by M.Abdelhamid Thursday, July 28, 2011 8:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nina Liu - MSFT Sunday, August 7, 2011 2:28 AM
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 6:19 PM
  • Hi,

     

    As others suggested, you’d better confirm how the USB devices are disabled. Does the issue occur on a Windows 7 client or all client. Besides the above settings, please also check whether you have the following settings configured:

     

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Removable Storage Access

     

    OR

     

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Removable Storage Access

     

    In the details pane, double-click "All Removable Storage classes: Deny all access".

     

    Please also check the following link:

     

    How can I prevent users from connecting to a USB storage device?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823732  

     

    You can also launch CMD as administrator, run “gpresult /v > C:\policy.txt”, paste the output here for research.

     

    Thanks.

    Nina


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Monday, July 18, 2011 9:24 AM
  • hi ......plz help me

    i want to knw how to enable n disable specific usb port

    in my pc there are 4 usb port

    and i want to disable only 3rd usb...

    plz mail me @jprasad89@gmail.com

    Friday, May 11, 2012 5:31 AM
  •  
    >
    > i want to knw how to enable n disable specific usb port
    >
    >
     
    Impossible through group policy.
    regards, Martin
     

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
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    Monday, May 14, 2012 11:40 AM