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    Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    We have an issue where when the teachers or pupils plug in a USB Flash Drive, Windows is telling them they need to be a member of the Administrators group. So in theory, we need to go round every PC with every type of USB Flash Drive ever created and type in the admin password!

    The exact problem is when the drive is inserted, Windows first tried to install drivers for the device, then for "USB Mass Storage Device", "Disk Drive" and "Generic Volume". Admin credentials are requested at every stage of the "install".

    Is there any known workaround for this so that Students and Teachers can use USB Flash Drives without any request for admin credentials? I know RM have released a patch for this, but we are using a Vanilla Windows Server 2003 network.

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    xp clients?

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    I'm getting this as well, though not with most of the PCs/sticks or users just the odd one every now and again.

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_T
    xp clients?
    Yes, sorry, I forgot, all are XP SP2 Clients, fully updated, and I think it was definately one of the patches that caused it. It's been ages though, so I don't have the slightest clue which update it could be.

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    I get that all the time and they now know to ignore it and when they go to my computer it has actually loaded itself

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    That used to work quie nicely, however, even that stopped working for some reason!

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    Far as I know - this is a problem with drives that do not have "certified" MS drivers, and we can't find a work round apart from using kit that is certified - like Kingston.

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    I'm getting this as well, though not with most of the PCs/sticks or users just the odd one every now and again.

    Same here for us too.

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    I seem to be getting this problem with the majority of USB keys. Is there anyway to get round the driver signing issue? I have set Group Policy to ignore driver signing, but obviously it isn't.

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    Hi,

    This could be the answer to your problems. It works great here and is free to use in an edu environment...

    http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html

    It runs as a service on the client pc, which makes adding a USB device independent of user privileges. You can also make it assign letters within a stated range, so it doesn't clash with mapped drives if a usb key is plugged in from boot. :-)

    Regards,

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
    Far as I know - this is a problem with drives that do not have "certified" MS drivers, and we can't find a work round apart from using kit that is certified - like Kingston.
    Yes this is what I understand as well.

    We're having the exact same problem here. Most decent pens work - but I've seen some that have a little area that load as a USB-floppy drive to try and auto-install drivers (!!!). Also the pen's that act as mp3 players seem to throw the problem up as well. Basically because they don't conform to the USB Mass storage standards.

    Quote Originally Posted by leon
    Hi,

    This could be the answer to your problems. It works great here and is free to use in an edu environment...

    http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html

    It runs as a service on the client pc, which makes adding a USB device independent of user privileges. You can also make it assign letters within a stated range, so it doesn't clash with mapped drives if a usb key is plugged in from boot. :-)

    Regards,

    Leon.
    I use this thing at home to get a Memory Card reader with 5 assigned drives to map to a single folder instead.

    If this fixes the problem it's going straight on the builds and would save me a lot of time from VNCing into machines.

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    It dont think it is a driver signing issue.

    A lot of them are LG Memory Xsticks bought from us in sizes ranging from 128Mb up to 2Gb, one students will work fine and another wont when it's seemingly identicle.

    On a side note, anyone seen these 16Gb sticks http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ufacturer_id=0

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    Excellent! Thank you very much! That worked superbly!

    Albeit you get the message that they don't have the permissions, USBDLM still installs the USB device anyway!

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    Re: Allowing Users to use USB Flash Drives

    We have a silmlar problem, we let students use memory keys, so they have work on them, recnetaly every machine has started to request admin deatils, this is beacsue the drivers are not digatly signes but they are micrsoft default drivers, and the same meery key works fine on the test machine which has the same GPO being applied, by using USB DLM, some of the machine have started to work ut not all of them, we are not particuary keen on distrubuitg a fix that does not work on all machines. This is a recent problem, as in the last two weeks we have had one or two request whoch we though nothing off, but today we have had requests from all over the school asking us to install memory keys. Does anyone have any ideas why the drivers are now unsigned which were previusley signed.

    p.s. we have recenaqtly added mirossoft as a trusted publisher in software restriction policy but we tried turuning it off and still we had the same porblem

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