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chefwong 06-09-2008 03:11 PM

BES - Disable USB data port transfer syncs
Is there a policy of some sorts where I can disable our coporate handhelds from being hooked up to a computer and having data *synched off of it * ?

John Clark 06-09-2008 03:13 PM

a password.

chefwong 06-09-2008 03:35 PM

?? Not like password protecting the handheld. Meaning I don't even want the employee itself to be able to sync data off...

John Clark 06-09-2008 03:37 PM

Well, I'll quit thread crapping and let some BES Admins answer but I think there is a policy for restricting Desktop Manager use, isn't there?

scott_perry 06-09-2008 03:37 PM

you can disable the media card and usb mass storage mode via IT Policy


disable the usb using group policy

HOWTO: Use Group Policy to disable USB, CD-ROM, Floppy Disk and LS-120 drivers

chefwong 06-09-2008 04:20 PM

I'm going to pull the article on the IT policy.
Group policy won't work in my case, as the concern is moreso offsite synching.

housej55 06-09-2008 09:13 PM

I'm not sure which version of the BES you are using but for Exchange vs 4.1 and above you can go to your user policy and look at the following;

Security Policy Group - Disable USB Mass Storage - Enable

Right underneath this option are two other topics mentioned

Disable External Memory
Disable Media Manager

After making changes to the policy that is assigned to your users, you can either wait for the policy to auto apply at a scheduled time, or you can highlight the users then right click and choose "resend it policy"

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