I was getting a bit fed up with teachers and students forgetting to remove their usb devices, so I've written a program that will warn them when the log off that they have USB Devices still connected, and provide a means of ejecting them individually. It even changes color for 10 seconds at the beginning just to get the users attention
The program should run as a normal user, even a restricted one as the script is running from program files (tested on RM CC3)
The program can be downloaded from http://www.nbdev.co.uk/media/p/4123.aspx. You'll need .net 4 cp to run it.
Install via Group Policy, and add a log out script pointing to c:\program files (x86)\Crickhowell High School\CHS USB Alert\USBAlert.exe.
Parameters can be /nosound /timeout xx
Last edited by nickbro; 2nd February 2011 at 09:35 PM.
Would be interested in this, I will drop you a PM with my details.
Looks like another fantastic app by yourself. Will it work on vanilla setups?
Yep, it's just a .net 4 WPF application.
Thank you so much! A teacher actually emailed me asking if this was possible. Going to deploy this tommorow - thanks again!
Is it possible to auto eject the device when they logoff and display your warning?
Unfortunately not. When I had v1 it was but v1 would only run as an admin. I changed the code to use the Windows Device Eject dialogue instead of a custom one to allow it to work as a standard user
Hi there, nice
Hi there, nice but a simple copy of usbalert on USB Alert - Introduction - Don't forget your USB stick or the download page
A con of nb's tool is the .net framework. You let the users install the .net framework.
USB alert on USB Alert - Introduction - Don't forget your USB stick is not depending on the .net framework en talks directly to the windows API's.
So, therefore you can put the small tool on your usb stick and activate it by autorun. Just look at
Very nice, although it would be helpful not to install it in Crickhowell High School in Program Files!
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