Ahhh love those new devices! Have you ever walked around your office and notice new devices plugged into peoples systems via the handy dandy USB ports. On one hand the plug and play functionality is fantastic on the other hand this should worry you as an IT administrator. Imagine of you could control device installation at a very granular level. well with Windows Vista and Group Policy you can!
Specifically, in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista you can apply computer policy to:
In this screencast I demonstrate how to accomplish this and show you the settings to control the installation of devices with Group Policy! Enjoy!
Watch the screencast here:
Screencast: Windows Vista Flexible Device Control
There is a great resource with even more details on device control:
Step-By-Step Guide to Controlling Device Installation and Usage with Group Policy
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