Set the Allocation Limit for a 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.

Set the allocation limit for a media pool

To set the allocation limit for a media pool

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

  2. Double-click Media Pools.

  3. Right-click the applicable media pool, and then click Properties.

  4. On the General tab, in the Allocation/Deallocation policy section, select the Limit reallocations check box, and then change the default value as necessary.