Create a New 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.

Create a new media pool

To create a new media pool

  1. If Removable Storage is in Simple view, on the View menu, click Full.

  2. Right-click Media Pools, and then click Create Media Pool. Or, to create a new media pool within another media pool, right-click the applicable media pool and then click Create Media Pool.

  3. On the General tab, in Name, type a name for the new media pool. Then, in Description, type a relevant description.

  4. In the Media information section, use the radio buttons to specify whether the new media pool contains other media pools or contains media of a particular type. Use the pulldown menu under Contains media of type to specify the media type for the new pool.

  5. In the Allocation/Deallocation policy section, do one or more of the following:

    • To automatically draw unused media from a free media pool when needed, select the Draw media from Free media pool check box.

    • To automatically return media to a free media pool when no longer needed, select the Return media to Free media pool check box.

    • To set an allocation limit for media in this media pool, select the Limit reallocations check box, and then change the default value as necessary.

  6. On the Security tab, if the user(s) is not listed in the Group or user names box, click Add, and then complete the Select Users, Computers, or Groups dialog box.

  7. In the Permissions foruser name box, select the Allow check box for the permissions you wish to grant the user.

Additional considerations

  • You can create media pools within application media pools only. You cannot create new media pools within free, unrecognized, or import media pools.

  • To create a media pool or a sub-pool beneath the parent media pool, a user must have Control permissions on the Root pool. The Control permission enables users to create media pools.

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