Cancel Pending Operations in the Work Queue

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

To complete this procedure, you need the appropriate administrative credentials for the affected Removable Storage item. To maintain system security, rather than logging on as an administrator, log on as a user without administrative credentials and then run Removable Storage with administrative credentials.

To run Removable Storage with administrative credentials

  1. Open a command prompt with administrative credentials. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then point to Run as administrator.

  2. Provide administrative credentials for an account in the Administrators group, and then click Submit. A command prompt with administrative credentials opens.

  3. At the command prompt, type mmc.exe.

Cancel pending operations in the work queue

To cancel pending operations in the work queue

  1. In Removable Storage, ensure that Full view is selected.

  2. In the console tree, click Work Queue.

  3. In the details pane, right-click the applicable item in the work queue, and then click Cancel Request.

Additional considerations

  • You can also delete an item from the work queue by right-clicking the applicable item, and then clicking Delete.

  • You cannot delete work items that are in progress, except for door opening requests.

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