Using external hdd's for backing up a SBS2003 server

I want to use WD my passport  to backup my SBS2003 server, except every time I connect the already setup hdd, the server asks for the software to be loaded and as this cannot be attended to each time the passport is connected almost all backups don’t get done. Is there anyway that the passport can be formatted so that it is just an external drive and does not have any of the other software that comes preloaded on it, so that each time it is connected to the server it is just seen as an external drive?


I have the same question, I wish we could get an answer.

You can try the link below and see if it helps.  Also, make sure that you don’t have SmartWare installed.