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In order to use this view to read device access information, the user or group must be granted
"read" access in the User Access Settings view. In order to use this view to modify device access
information, the user or group must be granted "change" access in the User Access Settings view.
All removable media (diskettes, USB flash drives, etc.)
All DVD/CD-ROM drives
All serial and parallel ports
All Bluetooth® devices
All infrared devices
All modem devices
All PCMCIA devices
All 1394 devices
To allow or deny access to a class of devices for all non-Device Administrators, follow these steps:
In the left pane of HP ProtectTools Administrative Console, click Device Access Manager, and
then click Simple Configuration.
In the right pane, to deny access, select the check box for a device class or a specific device. Clear
the check box to allow access to that device class or specific device.
If a check box is grayed out, values affecting the access scenario have been changed from within
the Device Class Configuration view. To reset the values back to simple settings, click the check
box to clear it or set it, and then click Yes to confirm.
Click the Save icon.
If background service is not running, a dialog box opens to ask if you would like to start
it. Click Yes.
Starting background service
Before device profiles can be applied, HP ProtectTools Security Manager opens a dialog box to ask if
you would you like to start the HP ProtectTools Device Locking/Auditing background service. Click
Yes. The background service starts and will thereafter start automatically whenever the system boots.
A device profile must be defined before the background service prompt is displayed.
Administrators can also start or stop this service:
Clicking Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
Search for the HP ProtectTools Device Locking/Auditing service.
Chapter 10 Device Access Manager for HP ProtectTools (select models only)