When you prepare a volume in Windows Server 2008, you can assign a drive letter to the new volume or you can create a mount point with the new volume as an empty NTFS folder. By using volume mount points, you can graft, or mount, a target partition into a folder on another drive. The mounting is handled transparently to the user and applications. With the NTFS volume mount points feature, you can surpass the 26-drive-letter limitation.
To assign a mount-point folder path to a drive by using the Windows interface, follow these steps:
- In Disk Manager, right-click the partition or volume where you want to assign the mount-point folder path, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
- To assign a mount-point folder path, click Add. Click Mount in the following empty NTFS folder, type the path to an empty folder on an NTFS volume, or click Browse to locate it (see Figure 3.4).
Figure 3.4 Mounting a volume to an NTFS folder.
To remove the mount-point folder path, click it and then click Remove.