Client Computers can't connect USB Flash/Jump Drives or Digital Ca

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Andrew Vital, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. Andrew Vital

    Andrew Vital Guest

    I came accross a problem on our 75 client network, apparently no one can use
    a USB jumpdrive or digital camera while their computer is logged into the
    domain. When you plug in a jump drive you hear the "dling" it detects and
    installs. But then never shows up in My Computer.
    If you log off and then login to the computer (not the domain) it detects
    flawlessly.

    I can't find anything in GroupPolicy that would stop this but before I
    started working here (6 months ago) I'm not sure if anything was set to
    prevent this (or if there is a way to prevent this).

    Thanks for any help!
    - Andy
     
    Andrew Vital, Oct 12, 2005
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  2. Hi Andrew,

    This may be a common occurrence if you have mapped drives that use the next
    drive letter after those assigned to the internal drives of the computer.
    Logging off and then on again with the flash drive inserted usually fixes
    the problem.

    http://www.imation.com/support/products/flash_devices.html
    Why don't I see a drive letter for my Imation 2.0 Swivel Flash Drive?

    This problem occurs if you map a network drive to the first available drive
    letter following the drive letters for the local volumes and CD/DVD drives.
    When you install a new device or volume, a software called Mount Manager
    tries to assign drive letters to the new volumes. But since the software
    does not recognize mapped drive letters, it assigns the next available local
    drive letter to the new device. This causes a collision with the existing
    mapped network drive.
     
    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Oct 12, 2005
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  3. Also check in Disk Management - you may well see the device sitting there
    with no Drive letter assigned, you can assign a letter to it here, I usually
    make this High up the Alphabet - V for example.

    TT
     
    TimeTraveller, Oct 12, 2005
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