Solved Attach usb disk to Windows 2008 Server CORE

June 17, 2011 at 08:44:24
Specs: Windows Server 2008 R2 CORE, 4 GB
Hi, I have an external 2TB Hard drive that I want to use to back up my Windows 2008 Server. The OS has been deployed as a CORE installation and therefore has no GUI.

Is there a command that I can use to mount the external disk volume and make it available to Windows Backup?

Can external disks be managed by the Remote Server Administration utility in MMC?

Thanks for your help

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June 20, 2011 at 04:19:31
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ntbackup should be on the machine already. If windows sees the drive, you should be able to use it.

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June 21, 2011 at 18:29:07
Thanks for your response.

I attached the Seagate GoFlex 2TB (USB 2) drive to the port on my Lenovo Think Server and Windows 2008 R2 CORE recognized it immediately.

I have been able to use for Windows Backup and through files shares can access it through my Hyper-V Machines.

Thanks again for posting a response.

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