USB port security

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USB port security
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Windows XP
I have a user that needs their USB port to be able to save data in their USB drive. For security purposes the USB drive is not able to save data into any USB drive but they are able to view data on a USB port. That was approved by corp and I need to know how to do this.

How do I enable the "save data on any USB drive"?

Computer: WINDOWS XP

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ASKED: August 9, 2010  2:13 PM
UPDATED: November 11, 2013  4:34 PM

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These changes are done via GPO or modifying specific files. You can find more detailed information at this link: Control ALL USB Devices using Group Policy.

If you have access to make these changes go ahead if you are not authorized to make them or do not know what you are doing you should know that these changes will effect your entire network and to tread carefully as you sound like you do not know what you are doing.

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  • carlosdl
    That might depend on how it was restricted. If you don't know then probably you are not authorized to change it either. If it is needed for this user to do his/her job, then it should be requested to the appropriate IT people.
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  • mitrum
    it will against your IT policy to save data in users pendrive. But you can put a common PC (unprotected open USB Port) for the same too , if you really like to break your your IT policy.
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  • ToddN2000

    Does this have to go on a USB drive?

    There are other options like CD, DVD, cloud and e-mail to name a few.

    It all depends on your companies security. There may be policies in place that prevent the transfer of ANY corporate data to and outside, portable source. This should be handled by you network admin to make sure all security policies are met. If not somebody may lose their job if they are not followed or breached.

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