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How I can set a policy in Windows 7 to deny the removable devices?

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What version of Windows 7? –  Canadian Luke May 17 '12 at 19:22

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well, it can be set under the local group policy, you need to have elevated privileges.

click windows Button (bottom-left) type "gpedit.msc" and hit return to launch the group policy editor

on the Hierarchy panel (the left one) go to: Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> System –> Device Installation –> Device Installation Restrictions

on the setting panel (the right one) double click on "Prevent installation of removable device" select enabled -> click on OK

to test the new setting open a command prompt with elevated privileges and type: "gpupdate /force"

Note: if now you are interested in others settings of "Device Installation Restrictions", and want to enable one of them, don't forget to disable this one.

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tnx alot man, it was good . –  hiva May 4 '11 at 10:24

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