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Server 2K3 Drive Letter 11 years 11 months ago #6316

  • allanigue03
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Hi Everyone,

Hope you can help me this one, would it be possible to have a server that has it root drive is not letter "C"

ex: s:\

TY
Aries
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Re: Server 2K3 Drive Letter 11 years 11 months ago #6327

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I think natively Windows setup wouldn't let you format like that.. but you could use Partition Magic or something like that to manage it I suppose..


eh.. did someone say /dev/hda1 ;)
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Re: Server 2K3 Drive Letter 11 years 11 months ago #6340

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Never tried this to be perfectly honest with you, however you could try firing up 'diskmgmt.msc' from the run dialog, right click on a drive and selecting Change drive letter. As I say, never done it on boot devices.
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Re: Server 2K3 Drive Letter 11 years 11 months ago #6341

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hi

sadly, the disk management snap in can not change the drive letter of the root drive, and sahir is right in saying that Windows Setup does not allow it, even if you partitioned a drive to have say an S drive, during the course of the Windows setup it would revert it back to a logical drive consecutive to the previous one.
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Re: Server 2K3 Drive Letter 11 years 11 months ago #6343

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Hahahahahaha this is damn funny,
I asked a guy here to do some R&D on the topic, he changed the drive letter in the registry.. and now we're desperately trying to get Windows to find S: and boot ;)


Don't try this at home kids.
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Re: Server 2K3 Drive Letter 11 years 11 months ago #6346

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Why change the drive letter?

If its because of an application, you could always create a batch file to create a virtual drive letter

cd \
subst S: d:\Xmas-Elf

<<Where D:\Xmas-Elf is converted to S:>>

Whether this works on the root, i'm not brave enough to try but partition magic 9 should do the trick, as Sahirh suggests.
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