JSI Tip 4807. Have you noticed that the floppy drive light on your Windows 2000+ servers activates every 5 minutes?

The File Replication Service (FRS) on a Windows 2000 domain controller, or a Windows 2000+ server with DFS replicas, causes your floppy drive to activate?

If you inspect the FRS debug logs, you will see entries similar to:

<FrsBuildVolSerialNumberToDriveTable:1368: 1296: S1: 11:34:57> WARN - GetvolumeInformation for A:\; WStatus: ERROR_NOT_READY.

FRS should be bypassing removable media drives when it builds the drive table, but it doesn't.

Microsoft is aware of the problem, but does NOT yet have a solution.

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