Configuring Windows Group Policy to Authorize Portable Inspector (PRO) Device
  • 30 Oct 2023
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Configuring Windows Group Policy to Authorize Portable Inspector (PRO) Device

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Summary


This article will guide PI users on how to configure Windows Policy settings in order to restrict installation and access of unauthorized USB device while authorizing the PI device.

Details


Follow these steps:

  1. You will need to have an OS that has at least been updated to Windows Vista (Desktop).

  2. Clear all of currently installed Removable Disk Devices. Run > devmgmt.msc > View > Show hidden device. Right-click on a USB Device and click Uninstall Device. (Note. This step is to uninstall the USB drivers that were installed on the system if necessary.)
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  3. Navigate to Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Device Installation Restriction. Use the following policies with their specific configuration:

o Allow installation of devices that match any of these device IDs

Policy: Allow installation of devices that match any of these device IDs
Setting: Enable

Portable Inspector ProUSB\VID_2203&PID_3839
USB\VID_2203&PID_E839
USBSTOR\DiskTXONE___PI_DISK_________
Portable InspectorUSB\VID_2203&PID_3838
USBSTOR\DiskTXONE___PI_DISK_________

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o Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings

Policy: Prevent Installation of devices not described by other policy settings
Setting: Enable

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  1. Once configured you may check the results:
    o Other USB Devices – Blocked
    o PI Device – Allowed
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