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    Usb Pens Disabled in Gpo how to re enable

    Hi Just been called in to school . Server running 2008 r2.

    It Co Ordinator rambling that usb removable devices have been disabled via Group Policy, Student Lockdown Policy.
    Ive scoured through and i am struggling to find where i can re enable removable devices

    Can someone please advise
    Many thanks
    Gary

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    If it's definately by group policy there are many ways it could be done. What have you checked?

    Deny permissions on Usbstor.pnf and Usbstor.inf files?
    Blocked "insert letter" drive?
    Are all USB disabled, or just pen drives?
    Reg edits of - HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\USBstor ?
    Disabled PlugNPlay?

    etc etc.

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    All usb is disabled . Ive just removed a restriction on my computer . Plug in a usb pen and the pc knows something is plugged in but is not displayed in my computer.. So im nearer than previous.

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    If "all" usb are disabled, not just pen drives, check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\UsbStor
    Is it 3 or 4 value?

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    Hi Steve Thanks for your assistance

    i cant get access to registery as the client pc's are really locked down very limited access.
    Apologies for newbie like answers but this has stumped me yet i know its something simple. Not helped by a It Co Ordintator asking " is it done yet "

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    Maybe I'm missing something... But are you trying to remove the policy from students? aka, you'll need access?

    Or is this a single teacher/machine needs USB so a bodge to get it to work? :P

    If you can't access registry as an admin something odd :P

    Steve

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    Im trying to remove the policy that has disabled usb access by default across the IT Suite . . I can login on client pc as administrator and Usb works fine but soon as pupils login its automatically disabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klingklang View Post
    Im trying to remove the policy that has disabled usb access by default across the IT Suite . . I can login on client pc as administrator and Usb works fine but soon as pupils login its automatically disabled.
    So why can't you access the registry?

    i cant get access to registery as the client pc's are really locked down very limited access.
    Thus confused :P

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    Something as kludgy as a deny acl on usbstor.inf?

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    Just logged in as admin and the registery value is "3"

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