We have a client site running Server 2003. They have a backup tape that should be running every night. The "Removable Storage" service crashes on a regular basis and despite setting it to auto restart when it crashes, it just marks itself as 'Disabled'. Once this happens, the backups stop (not surprisingly).
The event logs don't even seem to record anything related to this service stopping, trying to restart or anything so there is no indication of the cause. We've even replaced the tape drive with another model and changed backup programs (not wholly due to this issue though).
Is there some way to monitor if the service is running, and if isn't, mark it as 'Automatic' and restart it? It doesn't appear in the task list...