LKBEN10832: You want limit the use of USB media.

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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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You want to disable the write access of USB media on you Windows XP.


You want to disable the write access of USB media on you Windows XP.


Since Windows XP with SP2 adimnistrators have the opportunity to disable the write access on USB media.

The following registry key has to be modified to accomplish this:
Start Regedit and search for the entry "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\ Control\ StorageDevicePolicies". Create the following the key "WriteProtect" in the DWord format.

If you use the value "1" Windows blocks all write attempts to USB media.

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Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.


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