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Can I ban memory sticks

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Brian Fowler, Mar 24, 2006.

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  1. Brian Fowler

    Brian Fowler Thread Starter

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    Hi
    We have a network of 20 PCs. We are quite security consious. I noticed a staff member had one of these memory sticks on their desk. Is the a way to stop them being used on a PC / network

    Thanks
    Brian
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Disconnect the USB ports would be one way, but you really need to give a clue as to what version of Windows, if indeed you actually run Windows?
     
  3. Brian Fowler

    Brian Fowler Thread Starter

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    Thanks Kiwiguy for the response, you have responded in the past and I appreciate your help.

    If we disconnect the port, am i correct in saying that the keyboard wont work then?
    Majority of PCs and server are XP
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    nice link kiwi!

    only if the keyboards are usb controlled. Install a PS/2 keyboard on that computer.
    I'm surprized "they" still work there.
    Some companies will terminate you for surfing certain websites.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    I think kiwiguy has the correct solution. You may be able to do the registry edits in scripts and avoid running around to each workstation.
     
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