don't allow installation of software by allow use of jump drives

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by t, Aug 24, 2006.

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    t Guest

    I work in a school system that requires it's staff to use USB jump drives.
    We also need to lock down our systems and we do not want to put the staff in
    the Power Users or Local Admins group.

    We do not want the staff to be able to install software. Some teachers can
    use the jump drives on some computers but not others.

    I assume this is because the jump drives were previously installed on the
    computers and Windows recognizes the drivers.

    Is there any work around to allow these people the ability to use the jump
    drives while not being in the Power Users group?


    t, Aug 24, 2006
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    lforbes Guest


    I am the Admin of a network with 2000 users and my machines are locked
    downentirely with Users=Read NTFS permissions on the entire C:. Users are
    all regular users and I have no local admins or power users.

    Almost all my users have jump drives and the appear to load fine the minute
    that they are plugged it. I haven't had a problem yet with Windows 2000 or
    Windows XP. I am not sure why you are having this problem. None of the
    drives have been previously installed or added as I regularly reimage my
    machines when software has to be added.

    Is there some type of Group Policy or restriction in place that may be
    preventing access? Maybe it is one type of drive that requires software to
    be installed?

    Make sure your USB drivers are updated on the machines.

    lforbes, Aug 25, 2006
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