Server 2016 and USB drives

I have an odd issue going on the Server 2016 Standard. I use external USB drives for backup. When I plug one in it doesn't show up. When I go in to Disk Management it shows up as being Offline. I need to right click on it and go "Online" at which point I can un-plug it and plug it back in at will and it will always come in as online.... until I put in a different USB drive and then I have to do the whole process over.

   I don't have the problem with 2016 Essentials. I am sure it is some type of security measure. So does anyone know what I need to set so USB drives always come in Online?
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Did you ever put your mouse over to see the reason that it's offline? If you have a reason like signature collision, then it's due to the signatures of each drive, especially since you're probably assigning the exact same letter.

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LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
If I hover the mouse over the blue I all it says is Offline (the disk is offline because of policy set by an administrator)

As mentioned once I right mouse click on it and check "online" I can remove it and re-insert it at will and it will always be online.  The problem is I need it to be online automatically (not have to go in to DIsk Manager and manually check online)......
LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
No luck. Disable all restrictions. gpupdate /force. It was a good try but none of those options really effect the on/offline state.
LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
No solution to this on. Googling it only yields the diskpart SAN fix which is not applicable......
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