2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 19, 2009 11:15 AM by cochranitguy

    pinging my floppy drive??

      I find that as long as I have Exchange Monitor running that the floppy drive on my server keeps being pinged (i guess that's the best word for it).  Turn it off and the noise stops.  Is there a way to tell it NOT to monitor the floppy drive???


        • Re: pinging my floppy drive??
          mark wiggans

          This is a common issue related to how Windows handles SNMP
          polling - if you have volume monitored on the machine, it will access the
          floppy drive as well.  We do have a possible workaround, although this is
          not guaranteed:

           

          1) Open the domain policy that applies to your users

          2) Browse to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows
          Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

          3) Find the entry for "Devices: Restrict Floppy Access to locally
          logged-on user only"

          4) Set it to enabled







           



          Or you could simply disable the floppy device using Device
          Manager.