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Cannot block SD cards using built in mcafee

Cannot block SD card on dell laptops.
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Re: Cannot block SD cards using built in mcafee

Could you provide more detail?

Is the policy to block assigned and applied to the endpoint in question?

Are there any exceptions in place in the policy?

Is the policy set to block?

In the applied Windows Client configuration policy, is Device Blocking enabled under Operational Modes and Modules?


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Re: Cannot block SD cards using built in mcafee


You cannot block SD card with built-in definition. This is what you need to do

New Definition/Rule Set for SD Card RO/BLOCK or whatever you choose

Create new Definitions under Removale Devices or duplicate "SD Card readers (windows) [built-in]" definitions
Rename or name as "SD Card RO or BLOCK"
Click edit and select Device Instance ID (Advanced)
Create 3 Comparisons with "Contain" and "Value" SD/RIMMPTSK/PCISTOR
Save it

Now go to DLP Rule Set

Under Rule Sets
Create new rule, fill all your requirements then under Removable Storage click to select newly created "SD Card RO/BLOCK" definitions
OK and save

Reaction "Read-Only/BLOCK"

Assign to a policy and send WAU and you should be fine


Any issue please post back error or output result

Re: Cannot block SD cards using built in mcafee

It works perfectly, many thanks for your post. @Fademidun 

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