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USB storage device access denied in server 2008

Hello Experts!  I have a tough one for you!

I am the server admin on a server running 2008 standard and several weeks ago I had implemented some group policy's that restricted the usb of usb mass storage devices.  now, I removed that GPO so that I could use a USB harddrive to do a server backup and all I get when trying to access the drive is Access Denied!!!!  I have been though all of the GPO's both network wide and local machine and everything is "not configured" and still nothing.  I have done a GPUpdate /force in the command prompt along with system reboots and no luck.  I am completely stumpped.  I have also been through the registry to make sure the USBStor is correctly configured and it is.  The funny thing is that all the client machines running windows XP are fine and allow me to use the drives, just not the server.  I have logged in as both the admin and a regular user and still nothing.  PLEASE HELP ME!!!!  I am desperate at this point.
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Hi zraptor,

I might be asking things you have tried already. Have you checked if the server is in the correct Organizational Unit within AD. Maybe remove inheritance on the server OU and apply GPupdate /force again. Alternatively check that the policy is not applying via local policy.

HTH

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Actually I havent done that, im having a crazy day, can you refresh my memory on how I can verify the correct OU in AD?

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Hi zraptor,

No probs, it has been one of those weeks for me to. When AD is open, do a search for the Server. see where it is placed within AD and compare it to other servers. If it is different, move it. perform gpupdate /force afterwards. ...might require restart.

HTH

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ah ok, gotcha, however, it is the only server in the network.
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everything seems normal.  Any other ideas, im getting desperate!

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Found solution on my own,