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10-25-2021 02:01 PM
Just purchased a T430 Tin Client with Win 10 Iot. I'm unable to access any usb device plugged into the machine under the standard user account. I can see the devices listed under the devices section, but they are greyed out. Once I logged in as admin I have full access to the usb drives. Brand new machine, nothing configured, no ports blocked, nothing in the registry or local GPO I see that is blocking access for the standard user account for usb ports.. I need the standard user to have the ability to use a cd-rom or flash drive. Oddly enough if I log into a remote session it maps the local cd-rom drive and the files are accessible there.
10-25-2021 07:39 PM - edited 10-25-2021 07:43 PM
this is normal expected behavior, the OS is configured so users do not have "rights" to use the USB ports to change follow directions below
- Login as Administrator with EWF turned Off.
- Go to start and enter gpedit. msc.
- Then navigate to User configuration.
- Select Administrative Templates.
- Select Windows Components.
- Navigate to Windows Explorer.
- Search for and open Prevent access to Drives on my computer.
- Check enable.
this setting can also be set in the bios of some systems but as i recall, the t430 does not have this option
10-29-2021 07:49 AM
I went through the admin guide and see no mention about the Standard user accounts having limited or no access to usb drives and other windows functions. I also just purchased a T530 and that machine also has the standard user account locked out from accessing local usb drives and such,
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