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PowerShell disable USB ports

  
Disabling USB ports using PowerShell by modifying registry values.

How to user PowerShell to modify an existing value in Windows Registry?

PowerShell code below modifies the registry value and disable USB ports in Windows.

The code must be run in an elevated mode to modify the registry.

Here's the code:

Modify the registry key value using PowerShell:

Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR\" -Name "start" -Value 4

To enable the USB ports, change the value to 3:

Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR\" -Name "start" -Value 3

Disabling USB ports is quite annoying of course, but if security is a concern then I guess it is justifiable especially computers that can easily be accessed by unwanted guests or individuals.

It will also protect the network or computers from getting malware's or viruses that is transferred or copied via USB storage.



Cheers! Till next time.



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