Insert a Tape or Disk into an Automated Library

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 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.

Insert a tape or disk into an automated library

To insert a tape or disk into an automated library

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

  2. Double-click Libraries.

  3. Right-click the applicable library, and then click Inject.

  4. Follow the instructions in the Media Inject Wizard.


Use this procedure only with an automated library. For a stand-alone drive library, you must manually insert the tape or disk.