Enable USB Dongle (internet datacard) and block usb storage in windows domain?

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Hi, This is sivaram, how to enable usb dongle (Internet datacard) and at the same time block usb storage through windows 2003 domain policy, if i enable usb device for datacard use, users are able to connect pendrives also, i want to block all pendrives and at the same time allow usb dongle (usb datacard), how i can accomplish this? thanks in adavance..
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I don’t know exactly but few weeks ago i was also having almost same need. I needed to disable usb ports on few PCs within domain. I got a tool while searching on google; i don’t remember the link and i forgot to keep it with me but i m hving the downloading link; you can get it from.. click here
pls let me know if you get it work at ur side..

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  • Subhendu Sen
    As of ur Q, enabling data card on Windows OS is quiet easy..... however, when u insert the card, automatically it asks for installation the related files to run the card smoothly. Just follow on-screen instructions to complete installation. Afterwards, there is a Icon on desktop which helps to connect internet provided supply APN (access point no) and phone no (generally it is *99#) and after creating profile (some dongle may set automatically these settings for u), u can connect internet.

    Now 2nd Query, disabling flash drive depends on GPO settings filtering and necessary to replicate / import .adm file to fulfill this thru GPMC  (Group Policy Management Console) from the Administrative Tools folder in the Stat menu/ by typing gpmc.msc in the Run command.


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  • Sivaramm9
    Hi, thanks for the response, i checked with ur tool, it only gives me the option to enable or disable usb storage, that i can do with domain group policy, but i am looking to block usb storage, and allow datacards, i got an idea that share datacard drivers through network share, and let all users to install that drivers, but it was not working means datacard was not getting installed unless we enable usb storage, any other idea will be appreciated...
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  • Support4
    I don’t know exactly but few weeks ago i was also having almost same need. I needed to disable usb ports on few PCs within domain. I got a tool while searching on google; i don’t remember the link and i forgot to keep it with me but i m hving the downloading link; you can get it from.. click here pls let me know if you get it work at ur side..
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  • NoelVarma
    Some body Please help me in blocking all internet dongles to be accessed by Windows systems.. I want to block all the dongles that are going to connect into the PCs. I neither want specific Dongles to be blocked nor allowed but I want all dongles that should be blocked by the GP management.
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  • Subhendu Sen

    @NoelVarma, what OS is there? If it Windows you can disable by using Windows GPO/ Group Policy.

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  • ToddN2000
    @noelvarma: 
    Launch the Group Policy Management tool on the domain controller, right click Group Policy Objects, click New. Provide a name to the GPO and click OK. In this example I have named the group policy as Block USB Devices.

    Right click the policy and click Edit.  This will open Group Policy Management Editor. Navigate to Computer ConfigurationPoliciesAdministrative TemplatesSystemRemovable Storage Access. This is the place where you find settings for Removable Storage Access devices. There are lot of USB settings for multiple devices, however we will configure a setting All Removable Storage classes: Deny all access.

    Right click on the setting All Removable Storage classes: Deny all access and click Edit. If you enable this policy then it will block access to any removable storage class that you connect to the computer. Click Enabled and click Apply and then OK.

    So far we have created a group policy object, the next step is to link the GPO to the OU containing the computer accounts for which the USB devices are to be blocked. Right click on the OU and click Link an Existing GPO.

    From the list of GPO’s select the policy Block USB Devices and click OK.

    Perform a group policy update on the client using the command gpupdate /force. Connect any USB device to the computer and you should see the message as Access is denied. The policy that we applied will prevent users from mounting any class of removable media.

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