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Is it possible to eject a MOD removable disk media without administrator rights on NT4.0 Server with local MOD? Is there a remote solution too? Is it possible to disable the software control over the MOD, regarding to eject by eject button at the MO Drive?
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by:cer
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Try UNMNT10.ZIP (search in www.shareware.com).
It is designed for that purpose, but I do not know if it works without admin rights. If not and/or for remote eject, I have only one idea at the moment: Schedule a script file that checks (every 15seconds or so) for a specific file on a public volume. If it is present it deletes that file and ejects the medium.

I give this as an comment only, since I am not sure wether it works for you or not.

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by:TimSure
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Cer's suggestion is interesting, but does not properly work for my case. Thank you anyway. I get an error message when unmounting my MOD (with and without admin rights). The error is about to say "another process opened the drive exclusively". I'm sure that's the "explorer". I am using NTFS, that's more problematic.
The only case when it works is while having admin rights and unmount a MOD which was never accessed by the explorer. All other cases do not work.
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by:cer
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Strange.
As far as I understood, the programm is designed specially for NTFS formatted removable media.
However, I never used it for that purpose, I use MNT to change the drive letter of the MO on startup.

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by:TimSure
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Well, I worked at the solution and I found a practicable one, in the core based on unmnt10.zip .Therfore I declare the question answered , CER should get the 150 points.
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Glad it helped you. I also solved an unsolvable problem with it.

Just a reminder: The number of point I will get depends not only on these 150 points, they also depends on the grade. If grade a "A" I get 4x150=600 points, if you grade a "D" I get only 1x150=150 points. Anyway, in all cases you get only the 150 points subtracted.

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