+ 0 Votes A couple of things for starters HAL 9000 Moderator August 6, 2013 at 3:41am PST Are the USB Ports turned on in BIOS? As this is a Server what else is actually installed? Things like some Security Software can disable USB Devices and depending on where the server came from it could be by design. Which version of 2003 is this? The SBS Version has a lot of other software like IIS and so on that is available for install and there could very easily be something in that which is stopping the USB Ports from working. Have you tried a USB Printer or scanner and see if that works? Col + 0 Votes GPO to check gechurch August 6, 2013 at 6:20am PST I agree with all of Col's suggestions, but like you I would be looking at security policies first. To check run rsop.msc (resultant set of policies). Check for any policies in Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Removable Storage Access (either computer or user).