Per-user blocking of data cards and USB drives

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 3 Oct. 2012 / Last Updated on 3 Oct. 2012]

A tip on how you can perform per-user blocking of data cards and USB drives on Windows 7.

By using Group Policy, you can block the use of data cards and USB drives on a per-machine basis.  But you can't use Group Policy to do this on a per-user basis. What can you do if you need to block only certain usernames from accessing such devices on Windows 7 computers?

Check out DeviceLock, which can be integrated into Active Directory to provide additional device blocking settings that can be managed using GPOs:

http://www.devicelock.com

Mitch Tulloch is a eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization. For more tips by Mitch you can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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