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How to Add Library Shares

Updated: April 29, 2011

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

Use the Add library shares action to designate additional library shares on an existing library server. Virtual Machine Manager indexes only files stored on designated library shares. When you add a library share, the resources on the share are immediately indexed in Virtual Machine Manager. Thereafter, the files on the library share will be indexed during each periodic library refresh – by default, once each hour.

To add library shares to a library server

  1. On the library server, share the folders that you want to add as library shares.

  2. In Library view of the VMM Administrator Console, expand Library Servers in the navigation pane, and then navigate to the library server.

  3. With the server selected, in the Actions pane, under Library Server, click Add library shares.

  4. On the Enter Credentials page, specify a domain account that has administrator credentials on the local library server.

  5. On the Add Library Shares page, select the shares that you want to add to the library.

  6. On the Summary page, click Add Library Shares.

  7. If you added library shares to a highly available library server, to immediately index the files in VMM, select the shares and click Refresh. If you do not manually refresh the shares, the files will be indexed during the next periodic library refresh. The default library refresh interval is 1 hour.

    This step is not necessary for a stand-alone library server. When a library share is added to a stand-alone library server, VMM indexes the files on the share immediately.

When you add a share to an existing library server, whether it is a highly available library server or a stand-alone library server, the share is refreshed immediately. However, if you specify library shares while you are adding a highly available library server to VMM, the files are not indexed until the next periodic library refresh. The default library refresh interval is one hour.

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