Delete Operator Requests

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.

Delete operator requests

To delete operator requests

  1. Ensure that Removable Storage is in Full view. Click Removable Storage, and on the View menu, click Full.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Operator Requests, and then click Properties.

  3. To have all requests automatically deleted, verify that the Automatically delete completed requests check box is selected.

  4. To also automatically delete failed requests, verify that Delete failed requests is selected. Or, to save failed requests, click Keep failed requests.

  5. In Delete after, change the time interval for automatically deleting requests as necessary.

  6. To restore default settings, click Default.

  7. To delete all requests now, click Delete All Now.

Additional considerations

  • Restoring the default settings will automatically delete all requests, including failed requests, every 72 hours.

  • To delete an individual operator request, right-click the applicable request in the details pane, and then click Delete.

  • This procedure also applies for deleting items from the work queue. Right-click Work Queue in the console tree instead.