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How to Disable the USB ports in my computer

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  • Started 1 year ago by triggermejudy
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triggermejudy
Posts: 11

Dear Moderator and Friends in here,

I would like to know, how to disable the USB ports in the computer.. I have a call center and due to security reasons, i want to know how to disable the USB ports and prevent my agents from connecting the USB and transferring any details from the system. I have given them a separate user account on every single system. But my needs are, how to disable the USB ports only for that particular User account but i need it to work for the Admin user. If any body can help me please..

Thank you

Regards
Darren

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

http://www.computric.com/2011/.....indows-xp/ Read through this. Not recommending it because I have not tried it. Don't use XP and never have. See if it is want you want. Suggest a backup before you try.

Posted 1 year ago
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Tutaha
Posts: 13

It could work warlock, but i think something is missing in that......oh and it's only for windows xp service pack 2...
it can, but just remember to bookmark that page lol if you were to try it.
I am very well familiar with xp, but i have never really wanted to shut off the usb ports.....
However i think that using windows registry from one account can also affect the other.

Im not a pro at usb ports, but these is what i think that could happen.

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
Posts: 1310

Here's a guide to block USB ports...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823732

Jim

Posted 1 year ago
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triggermejudy
Posts: 11

Thanks alot for your suggestions.. :)

Posted 1 year ago
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