Checklist: Configure Removable Storage

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

Task Reference

Verify that you have a supported library.

See the hardware compatibility information in the Windows Marketplace (

Install and test the library.

Read the library operation guide and follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Pay particular attention to slot numbering and supported media types, and note whether the drives require periodic cleaning.

Create new media pools to support applications, as needed.

Manage Media Pools

Move sufficient media to a free media pool.

Manage Tapes and Disks

Set user or group permissions for Removable Storage as needed.