Thumb drives on thin clients connected to Server 2008

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Terminal Server
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Windows Server 2008
I am having an issue with thumb drives working on HP thin clients connected to Server 2008. We have cheked the bring drives from local on the Thin Clients and can not see why they will not connect. They do appear on the thin clients butnotin the TS session. Any guidance would be helpfull.
ASKED: March 9, 2009  2:50 PM
UPDATED: March 10, 2009  1:48 PM

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I had the exact same thing happen to my thin clients. The problem turned out to be that the drive comes up as default as drive a:\. And if you are using default GPO’s then drive a:\ is disabled. You will need to either modify the GPO to not exclude drive A:\ or have the usb drive become another letter.

The modification of the GPO can be done via normal methods but I do not know how to remap the USB drive to a different drive letter. This could be a security concern the user connects a floppy drive and is able to boot to it.

Let me know how it goes!

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