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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by unwound_tightly, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. unwound_tightly

    unwound_tightly Thread Starter

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    I cannot seem to figure it out. Ill begin by saying were mostly concerned with making this work on Windows XP professional.

    The Problem: If a user of one of the public accessed computers plugs in a flash drive, wherein a driver does not already exist within windows slew of drivers or has been accessed before, the user is not allowed to add hardware. Within both windows and symantic corporate ive gone just short of administration rights for the user account. In a growing era of technology it seems to XP pro that the flash drive driver is allowing the user a privilege that they should not have. I tried Toolkit but like most programs it was about hindering more rather than hinder this allow that ect... I would edit the registry to allow this singular task but that is a bit out of my depth. The finding what i need to change part not the actual editing. Mind you, users can put a disk in get information off that ect.... the only thing im concerned about is my users being able to add flash drives and read information off of them and consequently to be able to install a driver to run the flash drive. Again these are public computers so you dont want to give em keys to the world either. The best solution will be the most minimalist solution.

    any suggestions?

    Tim
     
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    unwound_tightly Thread Starter

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    Been researching all day and here it is....

    For anyone else here is the solution i used to allow users on XP pro to remain at thier current user setting yet allow them to install device drivers so they could use flash drives.

    Start button>>>>Run>>>> Type: gpedit.msc

    Menu breaks as follows:

    Windows Settings>>>Local Policys>>>User Rights>>

    Scroll down to: Load unload device drivers and right click
    Click properties.
    Apply the setting you want to the user group you want.

    Eg: Power users can now load and unload device drivers.

    Tim
     
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