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Set up Remote Storage

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To set up Remote Storage

  1. If Remote Storage is not yet installed on your computer, do the following:

    • Open Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

    • Click Add or Remove Windows Components.

    • Select the Remote Storage check box, and then click Next.

    • When asked if you want to restart your computer now, click Yes.

  2. Open Remote Storage.

  3. Follow the instructions that appear in the Remote Storage Setup wizard.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open Add or Remove programs, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove programs.

  • To open Remote Storage, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Remote Storage. Remote Storage will not be available until after you have installed it.

  • The first time you open Remote Storage after it is installed, the Remote Storage Setup wizard guides you through the steps required to fully configure it for operation.

  • Think carefully about the type of media you want to use for remote storage because this cannot be changed later.

  • You should not install Remote Storage on a Windows server cluster. Remote Storage will not failover to the other computer node.

  • Certain Windows components require configuration before they can be used. If you installed one or more of these components but did not configure them, when you click Add/Remove Windows Components, a list of components that need to be configured is displayed. To start the Windows Components Wizard, click Components.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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