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Allow only USB root hub connected Enhanced Storage devices

This policy setting configures whether or not only USB root hub connected Enhanced Storage devices are allowed. Allowing only root hub connected Enhanced Storage devices minimizes the risk of an unauthorized USB device reading data on an Enhanced Storage device. If you enable this policy setting only USB root hub connected Enhanced Storage devices are allowed. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting USB Enhanced Storage devices connected to both USB root hubs and non-root hubs will be allowed.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> EnhancedStorageDevices # RootHubConnectedEnStorDevices

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Enhanced Storage Access

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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