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    does anyone have any idea how to prevent exe's being run from usb drives on rm cc3

    I'm seeing entries of

    "%somelocation%\filename-wildcard.extension"

    nature in the path rules part of the management console and wondered if there was a way of adding usb drives to this regardless of drive letter?

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    Not really, we have just added all possible drive letters from D to H I think!! It has covered most stuff!

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    How about using USBDLM, and combine it with the usual tools. That way, USB sticks only appear as a certain letter and then you can control it as normal?

    USB Drive Letter Manager - USBDLM

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    Ok, using USB drive letter manager is a non starter as we would have to roll it out everywhere, I've just added D, E, F :\*.exe to the deny list and we'll see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    wondered if there was a way of adding usb drives to this regardless of drive letter?
    Nope. At least, not that I can see.

    Without forcing specific drive letters for USB drives, you'll have to just use a few it could be.

    D, E and F should be fine.

    However. If the USB is using E, then D is in use... Which means you're blocking something which may actually be needed.

    I would have a look at your drives and double check what letters are free.

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    on workstations D, E, F are not used for any fixed drives, admins are exempt from software restriction policy anyway, and staff should not be running exe either... so i think i'm OK. :0S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    Ok, using USB drive letter manager is a non starter as we would have to roll it out everywhere......
    It can be installed as part of GP in under a minute as a MSI. Test it on a computer suite, its a great tool.

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