To block or not to block... why is it so hard?
Created: 23 Apr 2008 | Updated: 23 May 2010 | 16 comments
Good morning all,
Here is the scenario:
I have a Windows XP SP2 machine with a Dual Channel Fibre Card connected to an external Framestore via 2 dual channel Fibre cables.
Windows deteects the Frame Store as a "Generic Volume". It doesn't really matter to me if the USB ports are blocked or not, what I do want is that No USB keys, harddrives or any other storage peripheral be allowed to be "enabled" on my mahcines, thus not allowing data to be "taken" from the network.
When I enable device control for "Mass Storage", the frame store gets blocked... 1 step forward and 2 steps back. I tried enabling access for "Disk Drives" and for "SCSI" (ATTO Celerity FC, falls under SCSI cards in Device Manager) but to no avail.
Is there some way around this? Or should I just "disable" USB support in the BIOS and leave things the way they are now? Hence, no access to anything USB (not even a mouse) and have access to my Framestore...
Thanks in advance.