cannot connect to administrative share on USB drive on SBS 2003

smschulz used Ask the Experts™
I  get a denied access to the administrative share even when using the domain admin account.
I can create (from server) shares and access the newly created folders/files in the share  but not able to access an admin share {drive$} but this issue is only with an attached USB storage drive.  Note: since the attached USB drive will not boot when connected ~ it must be turned on (attached) after boot up. It is an Intel SE7221bk-1 server board & chasis >>> I am researching this issue separately but perhaps it could be related.
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Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

There is no Admin Share created by default on a USB drive - it is only created on Hard Disk Drives inside the computer.
Removable media does not work in this way.
Top Expert 2011
Have a read of this Wikipedia descriptiob, which backs up my comments:
Administrative shares are the term Microsoft defined for the collection of by-default automatically shared filesystem resources including the following:
  • any drive letter + $ (only the local disk volumes, not any removable devices such as CD/DVD drives, USB drives)
  • admin$ (which shares access to %SYSTEMROOT%, which is usually C:\WINDOWS or C:\WINNT)

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