IEEE 1667 ("Standard Protocol for Authentication in Host Attachments of Transient Storage Devices") is a standard published and maintained by the IEEE that describes various methods for authenticating removable storage devices such as USB flash drives when they are inserted into a computer.[citation needed] The protocol is universal, and thus operating-system independent. It is currently part of Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7,[1] Server 2008,[2] Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.


  1. ^ "Enhanced Storage". Microsoft. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Introducing Enhanced Storage Access". Microsoft. 9 March 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2016.

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