Hello, I am getting an error when trying to access external hard drives on a Windows 2008 Server. This happens from Explorer, or from administrative command prompt. The OS cannot even access the drive, it displays an error stating the drive has a corrupted recycle bin. I can reformat the drive from the Storage Manager snap-in, and the problem still persists, so it doesn't appear to be an issue with the NTFS permissions.
Digging through all the GPO's on this server, I didn't see any active GPOs that had items changed in the computer configuration\system\removable storage section, but I did find items flipped in the Default Domain Policy. I have flipped these back and forced a group policy update to no avail. I have used the dcgpofix tool to reset the both default policies to no avail. I've tried creating a new GPO with the restrictions set to "disable," linked, and enforced it to no avail.
Has anyone had this happen before, or does anyone have any suggestions? I've checked the Default Domain policy, the Default Domain Controllers policy, and the Default local policy.
1: check that the USB connected disk actually is readable by connecting to another system.
2: Is there an AV product on the server that could be blocking access?