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Is there any command or 3rd-party tool to enable/disable USB portable drive on the fly without rebooting the Win2003 Server that it is plugged into?

This is for enabling the drive before a backup job starts, and for disabling it after backup completes for security reasons. All these should be done via scripting or cmd.exe batch file.

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Requires some logging in/out, but might suit your needs:

http://diaryproducts.net/about/operating%5Fsystems/windows/disable%5Fusb%5Fsticks

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THis will help on remounting: Re-mount USB device after removal on Windows: SafelyRemove app has a nice console backend.

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