cannot download drivers for western digital e

January 19, 2011 at 05:51:07
Specs: Server 2003
I am working on a MS Server 2003. One of the teachers wanted to download three files from his flash drive onto the server. He unplugs one of the usb cables going to a WD external hard drive. He downloaded the files and when he plug the usb cable back in the server will not see the external hard drive. It has lost drivers for the WD external hard drive. I have tried to download the drivers into the server remotely but the anti-virus stops the drivers. Is there an easier way to do this? And I am not sure if I have the drivers, everywhere I go to download the drivers they need you download driverwiz or something of that nature. Frustrating.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Tony

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#1
January 19, 2011 at 12:13:00
Did you reboot the server with the drive attached?
You should do so.

You should not need to download any drivers. They already exist on the system.

It is beyond belief you would allow anyone to upload via usb directly on the server. Operations like this is best done from a workstation since doing so will limit the servers exposure.

Hopefully you are up on the ms service pacs/patches and have the latest update for your AV and spyware checkers

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January 19, 2011 at 12:15:01
I have figured out what is going on. McAfee is blocking the file C;\porogram files\western digital technologies\wd win98 se disk driver, v1.00.09\WD_SRT.exe.
Any ideas on how to stop McAfee from doing this?

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#3
January 19, 2011 at 12:24:15
I agree with you how heartedly. Being that I just started working here about a month ago, and they have a teacher trying to do an IT job. Things are not good for the server. I am trying to get the server running as best as it can, It has been running non-stop for about 4 years and it has not been cleaned since then. You can just imagine.
I will look for service packs for it this week.
I have asked if I could shut it down and give it a good cleaning, but the powers to be say no.
They are getting a server 2008 installed in a month or so.

Thanks,
Tony


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#4
January 19, 2011 at 12:32:01
You can't use a 98se [windows 98 second edition] driver in 2003. The server won't load it. If you think your AV is blocking it it very well maybe infected.

Every server needs to be rebooted occasionally. Fact yours hasn't been means its not up on the service packs and is at great risk.

I would suggest you have the powers that be come down and reboot the server.

It may not come back up. Seriously. Its just like not checking the oil in your car. Sooner or later the engine is going to freeze up.

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