Windows Longhorn: Using Group Policy to Control Device Management (Part 1)
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Overview: This white paper explains how to control access to devices via group policy in Longhorn Server. One particularly challenging aspect of Windows security has always been controlling the users access to the hardware on their workstation. Nowadays, USB ports are an even more serious hazard. Most electronics stores sell USB adapters for hard drives that allow the drives to be used externally. It is easy for any user to plug in an external hard drive and copy all of the data that they have access to.