Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

We don't want a user plug-in USB-memory sticks into a Windows-7 notebook to prevent copying data. But of course, she should be able to use USB keyboard and mouse. Is it possible to tell Windows to prevent any USB-memory stick?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 6 down vote accepted

There is a Group Policy named Prevent Installation of Removable Devices that can help you.

It can be found here: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Device Installation -> Device Installation Restrictions

See also: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530324.aspx

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.