don't see network disk in Disk Management

July 27, 2009 at 18:26:11
Specs: Windows XP
I read that you can use Disk Management on network drives so I made z: my network drive. Disk Management doesn't see it and I have rebooted as the help file suggests. I can access z: from explore and it shows up on My Computer. How can I make Disk Management see it?
Thanks in advance,

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July 28, 2009 at 07:20:43
I don't believe you can. As I've always understood it, the disk management applet is for managing hard disks physically attached to the computer.

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July 28, 2009 at 08:18:26
Yes you can do remote disk management but NOT with your local Disk Management.

You start MMC
You load the computer management module for that server/remote pc.
You open Storage and then go to Disk Management

Helps to finish reading the article :-)

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July 28, 2009 at 18:29:54
Thank you. I just tried this and found that, while it might be a good MCSE question, it is a pain in the rear. Plus you have to allow a hole in the firewall for Disk Management to work. I don't believe this is a useful option.

Some interesting things did happen...the logical Z: is reported in Disk Management as E: and it reports it as FAT32 when it is NTFS on the remote system.

This might be interesting to research when I have more time.

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July 28, 2009 at 18:44:08
ooops disregard last paragraph. I plugged my phone in to the USB to charge the battery and pictures are same as remote drive so the folder looked the same.

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July 29, 2009 at 09:14:09
"I don't believe this is a useful option. "

Just wait. A crisis will make it a very valuable tool :-)

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