JSI Tip 8572. Drive letters are not automatically assigned to dynamic volumes in Windows Server 2003?

When you create or mount a dynamic volume in Windows Server 2003, you must explicitly assign a drive letter to the volume, as they are not automatically assigned.

This behavior occurs because the NO_DRIVELETTER volume attribute is set to Yes on all dynamic volumes, because the NoAutoMount Value Name does not affect dynamic volumes.

You cannot alter the NO_DRIVELETTER volume attribute

NOTE: If dynamic volumes were auto-mounted, technologies such as SANs (Storage Area Networks) would not operate correctly.

To assign a drive letter, use the Disk Management snap-in or the DISKPART command.

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