Change the Library Media Type

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.

Change the library media type

To change the library media type

  1. In Removable Storage, double-click Libraries.

  2. Right-click the library you want to change, and then click Properties.

  3. Click the Media tab, and then click Change. In the Change Media Types dialog box, do one of the following:

    • To add a new media type, in Available types, click the entry you want to add, and then click Add.

    • To remove an existing media type, in Selected types, click the entry you want to remove, and then click Remove.

    • Repeat these steps as necessary.