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Rotating external disks while keeping the same drive letter in Windows 2003

On a Windows 2003 R2 server, two external USB disks are being used for backup purposes, one at time. The units are identical (same manufacturer and model) and retain the same volume name (although I ...
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Win Server 2003 R2 full backup on USB -not sure

I have blast from past: win 2003 R2 server backup I connected USB disk and now server sees 4 volumes: C:\ D:\ F:\ and K:\ USB disk is F:\ while major data is on K:\ (DFS share) If I setup standard ...
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hp DL380 G4 won't boot with disk plugged into front USB

We outgrew a few older external USB backup drives, and purchased WD My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0 drives to replace them. When they are plugged into the front of our G4, it will blink forever after the ...
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What might cause DIR $file to report “File not found” when DIR $dir shows the same file just fine?

I can DIR a file and it doesn't exist, but DIRing its directory, or a file in the same directory as it, works fine. Is this a hardware or software problem? If it's hardware, is it the drive or ...
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USB-drive goes to “sleep”

We have a temporary training envirnoment consisting of two identical (bar the names) 2003 domains. Second server in each domain is the handling the backup with Symantec BackupExec 2010. We are using ...
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Adding removable disk to PATH when inserted on Windows

As part of a network engineering team, one of the common problems we have is lack of access to CLI tools when we are diagnosing various windows machines PortQry.exe (not default install on Win2003) ...
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Performance of external USB disk with ESXi5

I have a new HP DL120 G7 server with ESXi5. One VM is a Win2003 instalation and I have an external USB2.0 drive attached by USB Controller and USB Device. I copy a 4GB file from external USB to ...
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windows service access network resources as well as local usb drives

The Windows Service application I deploy on Windows Server 2003 needs to access network resources as well as the usb tokens I plug in. When I use local system account I can access the usb but not the ...
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“Safely remove hardware”…doesn't

I have an external USB harddisk that I have scripted to safely shut down after a backup, so the backup operator can unplug it, and knows not to if the lights are still on for some reason. It's always ...
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Command to enable/disable USB portable drive on the fly without rebooting Win2003 Server

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 ...
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100% CPU use when new usb device plugged in - services.exe / windows server 2003

On my server I am trying to install a new usb drive but all that happens is the system starts using huge amounts of processor cycles with services.exe. On closer inspection with process explorer there ...
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Sharing a Folder on a USB Drive

I've been running a 5-drive software RAID under Windows 2003 Server. When it fails, it causes really strange problems that are difficult to deduce. After the third occurrence, I've decided to try ...