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Old 07-07-2005
Aleksandrs
 
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Change the Drive Letter of a Volume

Hello all:

We have the following situation. We have prepared Windows XP SP2 computer
for cloning, changed CD-ROM drive letter from D: to E:, and used “subst”
command to map D: drive to folder on drive C: (for our legacy application).
After cloning, D: drive letter was mapped back to CD-ROM. How could I change
CD-ROM drive letter from command prompt or script? I have found “Change the
Drive Letter of a Volume” script on Windpws script center, but it appears
that it work only on Windows 2003
(http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...stdvvb05.mspx). Have you any idea?

Thank you in advance


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Old 07-07-2005
Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
 
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Re: Change the Drive Letter of a Volume

Aleksandrs wrote:

> Hello all:
>
> We have the following situation. We have prepared Windows XP SP2 computer
> for cloning, changed CD-ROM drive letter from D: to E:, and used “subst”
> command to map D: drive to folder on drive C: (for our legacy application).
> After cloning, D: drive letter was mapped back to CD-ROM. How could I change
> CD-ROM drive letter from command prompt or script? I have found “Change the
> Drive Letter of a Volume” script on Windpws script center, but it appears
> that it work only on Windows 2003
> (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...stdvvb05.mspx). Have you any idea?
>
> Thank you in advance
>

Hi,

Changing of the drive letter can be done by manipulating the values under
HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices

MS KB article KB223188 http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=223188
details the registry changes required to change a drive letter. Though the
article directly refers to the boot & system drive letters, the information
applies to other drives as well (fixed disk and CD-ROM).


WMI\VBScript solution:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/mic...4?dmode=source


Note that changing boot & system drive letters will usually give you
a non-bootable system unless the criterias in the knowledge base
article 223188 are met...



--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...r/default.mspx
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Old 08-07-2005
Aleksandrs
 
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Re: Change the Drive Letter of a Volume

Thank you very much!

"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote:

> Aleksandrs wrote:
>
> > Hello all:
> >
> > We have the following situation. We have prepared Windows XP SP2 computer
> > for cloning, changed CD-ROM drive letter from D: to E:, and used “subst”
> > command to map D: drive to folder on drive C: (for our legacy application).
> > After cloning, D: drive letter was mapped back to CD-ROM. How could I change
> > CD-ROM drive letter from command prompt or script? I have found “Change the
> > Drive Letter of a Volume” script on Windpws script center, but it appears
> > that it work only on Windows 2003
> > (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...stdvvb05.mspx). Have you any idea?
> >
> > Thank you in advance
> >

> Hi,
>
> Changing of the drive letter can be done by manipulating the values under
> HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
>
> MS KB article KB223188 http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=223188
> details the registry changes required to change a drive letter. Though the
> article directly refers to the boot & system drive letters, the information
> applies to other drives as well (fixed disk and CD-ROM).
>
>
> WMI\VBScript solution:
> http://groups.google.co.uk/group/mic...4?dmode=source
>
>
> Note that changing boot & system drive letters will usually give you
> a non-bootable system unless the criterias in the knowledge base
> article 223188 are met...
>
>
>
> --
> torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
> Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
> the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...r/default.mspx
>

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