OT - disable USB Mass Storage devices - WAS: Re: Re-2: [Samba] monitoring file access levels?

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Thu May 15 13:24:26 GMT 2008

On 5/15/2008 8:54 AM, damiend at mckennagroup.co.uk wrote:
> you disable the USB mass storage service in the windows registry.
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> "Type"=dword:00000001
> "Start"=dword:00000003        ------- Alter me to 1 I think
> "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
> "ImagePath"=hex(2):73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,\
>   52,00,49,00,56,00,45,00,52,00,53,00,5c,00,55,00,53,00,42,00,53,00,54,00,4f,\
>   00,52,00,2e,00,53,00,59,00,53,00,00,00
> "DisplayName"="USB Mass Storage Driver"

I had read about some hacks about a year ago, but they supposedly
weren't 100% reliable...

Your comment (thanks!) prompted me to do some more searching again, and
in case anyone is interested, I found this excellent thread on the topic:


Discusses ways to do this using Polices, and a couple of contributed vb


Best regards,


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