Automatically Return Media to a Free Media Pool

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.

Automatically return media to a free media pool

To automatically return media to a free media pool

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

  2. Double-click Media Pools.

  3. Right-click the applicable media pool and click Properties.

  4. On the General tab, select the Return media to Free media pool check box.

noteNote
If you do not select the Return media to Free media pool check box, you must manually move tapes or disks in this application media pool to a free media pool when no longer needed. After you do this, another application can use those tapes or disks.

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