Portable USB Hard Drive with Windows Server 2003?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by PS, Aug 26, 2006.

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    PS Guest

    I'm trying to use a portable USB hard drive with my Windows Server 2003
    system, which is not on supported list by the vendor (Seagate), so I'm
    looking for some sort of "adapter".

    A USB jump drive works with my Windows Server 2003 system. When I plug in
    the portable HD, the Device Manager sees "USB Mass Storage Device", but
    Windows Explorer doesn't show the HD (as expected since Seagate doesn't
    support the OS).

    Thanks.
     
    PS, Aug 26, 2006
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  2. Try a different USB case. The one you have might be defective.
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Aug 26, 2006
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  3. PS

    PS Guest

    It works by manually allocating a drive letter with the Disk Management
    tool. Somehow Windows Explorer doesn't detect the new HD and assign a drive
    letter.
     
    PS, Aug 29, 2006
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    Uwe Sieber Guest


    That's the default behaviour of Server 2003 for basic disks.
    The desktop systems assing the first availlable letter to new
    drives while Server 2003 leaves this up the admin.

    The feature is called 'AutoMount' and can be set in the diskpart
    tool.
    Start -> Run
    enter diskpart

    A console window with the diskpart prompt opens.

    enter automount
    to check the current setting or
    automount enable
    to enable automount.


    Greetings from Germany

    Uwe
     
    Uwe Sieber, Aug 29, 2006
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    Brains,None Guest

    hhmm.. so it IS possible to run USB auxillary drives off a 2003 server?
     
    Brains,None, Aug 29, 2006
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    glozanoh

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    Thanks a lot, for the help from Tarija - Bolivia.
     
    glozanoh, May 15, 2013
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