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I've a problematic HP StorageWorks autoloader drive running on a Windows Server Standard FE SP2 (aka: Windows SBS 2008) box.

As my first port of call in terms of problem diagnosis, I thought I'd check that the device was actually showing up on the SCSI chain. (As you can perhaps tell, I'm from a Unix background.)

As such, I'm just wondering if there's an easy built-in means of viewing the devices on the SCSI chain, or whether I need to use a HP specific tool to scan for the specific device.

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It looks like the following utility from Microsoft should do the trick - http://download.microsoft.com/download/win2000ddk/utility/1.0/nt5xp/en-us/rescan1.exe.

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That looks like it should do the trick. (Think I'll wait to run it outside work hours, that said.) :-) –  middaparka Jul 18 '11 at 20:52
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Probably a smart move as SCSI scans can sometimes involve/result in disconnecting the devices being scanned. –  user48838 Jul 19 '11 at 4:34
    
My thoughts exactly. :-) –  middaparka Jul 19 '11 at 6:41

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