Windows – Change default drive letter assignment

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I have a server running SBS 2011, and we have a rotating disk backup solution using Comodo Backup. The backup is configured to back up to the H:, however, two of our five disks ALWAYS have a drive letter assignment of G. I have changed this in Disk Management numerous times, however, I am tired of having to do this every Tuesday and Friday.

How can I force Windows to assign specific drive letters to certain drives, or just force Windows to use the H: as the first attempted drive letter for all external media plugged into the server?

Thanks in advance for any assistance on this matter.

NOTE Tagged this with Windows Server 2008 R2 since SBS 2011 is essentially the same thing under the hood.

Best Answer

I got around the issue by changing the drive letter that was referenced. I knew I could do this, but I had to change the reference in several places, so I was hoping I could just force the drive letter with a quick fix.