Thursday, August 14, 2008

Enables USB drives

Common sight in any large organization the admin will disallow the usage of usb devices where mischievous staff can make security on a thin line by plugin the flashdrive or external hard disk drive and transfer company data or maybe copy licensed software/application.

Apart from that, any unhappy staff can easily thronged the company network with trojans,or any malwares with the use of usb. So, it does make sense when we work with any large company, there wont be any cd rom,or floppy or usb has been disabled from use.

Here's the trick either you are the admin or you are the one who wants to make use the usb for which you need to tweak at registry,both can find it very useful unless you are not dare enough to play with registry.


Open registry and navigate to the following registry key, oh but make sure you type "regedit" in run. No grudge if you knew this,as the beginner might not know about this:

then,as mentioned go here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet \Services\UsbStor

Now in the right pane, double-click Start and type 4 in the Value data box (Hexadecimal) and quite the registry editor. To enable the USB storage devices, change the Start value back to 3.

There is a case, even after you done this and still cannot make use the usb device, then just follow these steps all over again and change the value to 1. 1 means greater privilege,and allow all device to be used.

For those of you that don't feel like messing around in the registry, you can download one application to open the usb port called Intelliadmin. You may also download other application as this only one of thousands application for enabling usb exists on the net.

In the end dudes, to me no matter how good the protection tricks are, there is always determined people find workarounds.It is just like rat-cat chase.


Who am_7riel? He is network engineer who has 2 and half years in hand, works at one of MNC located at Cyberjaya,Malaysia and he loves in networking and tweaking PC for security purpose and optimization.

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