Windows XP: Making USB Devices Read-Only

During virus cleaning activities you need some useful tools located on USB drive (like a pen drive) but it could be infected from the virus and you couldn't download the tool from internet cause the virus activity.

Windows XP SP2 includes an ability to let users read data from a USB drive, but not write data to that drive. It's a simple Registry change:
create a whole new key: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control \ StorageDevicePolicies
create a REG_DWORD entry in it called WriteProtect with value 1

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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

A policy .adm file is available on hte following links:
http://tfl09.blogspot.com/2004/09/configuring-usb-devices-to-be-readonly.html