2.8.2 Adding Removable Media Drives
Windows Server 2003 supports a new service called the Removable Storage Manager (RSM). The RSM
service simplifies managing removable media if you have large CD-ROM jukeboxes or a robotic tape
library. In previous versions of Windows, each disk in a jukebox or disc changer is assigned a separate drive
letter, which could be problematic when configuring large CD libraries because there are not enough drive
letters to accommodate a 25-disc library. RSM solves this problem by assigning a single drive letter to the
device itself and manipulating the CDs in the background.
However, each disk must be mounted by name using the RSM Mount command. This requires that you
know the logical media ID assigned to the CD by RSM. This information is available in the RSM snap-in
within the Computer Management console.