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Intel® Small Business Advantage
Using USB Blocker

Adding USB devices to the Exceptions list
Each USB device needs to be added to the Exceptions list one at a time. This step is required, even if you have several USB drives that are the same manufacturer and model number.

Windows* identifies USB devices with Device IDs, such as Device ID: USB\VID_08C2&PID_2300/2GH4AP1K. Because Windows uses the Device IDs, it can be challenging to identify which USB device is the correct one you want to add to the Exceptions list.

To make the process easier, follow these steps.

  1. Disconnect the USB device you want to add to the Exceptions list.
  2. Open Intel® Small Business Advantage.
  3. Select USB Blocker.
  4. Click Edit Settings.
  5. Click Exceptions.
  6. Plug in the USB device you want to add to the Exceptions tab.
  7. Select the device in the Detected USB Devices section.
  8. Click Allow these devices next to the USB device you plugged in.
    The device will then move down and show up under Allow These Devices section.

Continue with your USB devices, adding them to the Exceptions list one at a time (following Steps 5-7).

Once all the USB devices have been added to the Exceptions list:

  1. Click Save.
  2. Select Devices in the USB Blocker Setup menu.
  3. Click No under the Allowed column to block the rest of the USB device category.
  4. Click Save.

Internal USB devices cannot be blocked by USB Blocker, despite being able to select the red ‘X’ in the USB Blocker configuration screen.

Operating System:

Windows 7 *, Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit version*

This applies to:

Intel® Small Business Advantage

Solution ID: CS-033363
Last Modified: 24-Apr-2013
Date Created: 20-Mar-2012