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    Talking USB Device Prompter

    Hi all,

    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

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    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.

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    Would be interested in this, I will drop you a PM with my details.

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    Hi Nick,


    Looks like another fantastic app by yourself. Will it work on vanilla setups?

    Thanks,

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by linkazoid View Post
    Hi Nick,


    Looks like another fantastic app by yourself. Will it work on vanilla setups?

    Thanks,

    Michael

    Same as this - would be really good if it did.

    Toby

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    Yep, it's just a .net 4 WPF application.

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    Note: Download Link Added USB Alert - nb development

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    Thank you so much! A teacher actually emailed me asking if this was possible. Going to deploy this tommorow - thanks again!

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    Is it possible to auto eject the device when they logoff and display your warning?

    Ben

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Is it possible to auto eject the device when they logoff and display your warning?
    I haven't tried it myself yet, but I think you could use the OnUserLogoff event in USBDLM to run USB Device Prompter (or RemoveDrive).

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    Hi there, nice

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    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

    http://windows7migration.info
    or
    4sysops.com

    Good luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick-y View Post
    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

    http://windows7migration.info
    or
    4sysops.com

    Good luck!!!
    nickbro's program looks much more user friendly, and most machines will have the .net framework installed as a matter of course. Add to that he's a respected member of the community and not a one time poster, and I think I'll stick with nickbro's program, thankyouverymuch

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    Very nice, although it would be helpful not to install it in Crickhowell High School in Program Files!

    Good Work!

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    aha friend-politics :-)
    I'm up to 3 posts...!

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