Mounting A Volume To A Folder

JORGEMAL

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I have always assigned letters (E:, F:, G:, etc) to volumes but I know that they can also be mounted to empty NTFS folders. I assume that one advantage about this last approach is to save letters and use them when necessary.

Is there any disadvantage in mounting a volume to a NTFS folder instead of assignig a letter to it? Why should I or should I not use this approach?

Respectfully,
Jorge Maldonado
 

JORGEMAL

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I see that mounting a volume to a folder is a technique already used by other operating systems like Unix. It is, in fact, new to Windows Server. According to what I read, it is a good approach and practice to use it and save letters for special situations.
 

ICTCity

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Well as you said there's no difference. The problem is with big environment because if you have 30 disks to map you haven't enough letters. Anyway a mount point is a mount point. When you open the network share \\mydomain\myshare this is already a mount point but "on the fly" not fixed.

For me there's no difference / drawback.
 
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