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Windows 10: Now you can selectively block USB devices from connecting to your PCs

August 5, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Windows 10 admins haven’t been able to selectively block USB devices in the past, but now they can thanks to Microsoft’s new layered Group Policy feature.

Windows 10 Group Policies are a way for admins to control the Settings app among other things on managed PCs but policy settings in the past have been crude. Now they can be prioritized to prevent some USB storage devices from connecting to a PC while allowing others to connect.

For Windows 10 and the forthcoming Windows 11, Microsoft has enabled the ability to apply these device controls, which lets admins pick which devices can be installed across an organization and which devices are banned.

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