How to programmatically execute the Explorers "right-click eject" on a drive?

Long story short: Backup Unit DELL RD1000 seen as F:\. Backup Software Backup Exec 10.

I need to eject the cartridge when bakcup is complete. Native "eject" from Backup Exec only works with tapes.

Th only thing that work is to open My Computer, select F: and right-click on it to click on Eject.

I wonder if tat can be done progammatically. Please do not suggest macro recorders or to look for DELL utilities.

Thanks in advance
phermiAsked:
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motocondriaCommented:
you might want to look at nirsofts utilities on www.nirsoft.net they have a small utility witch cam eject drives by comand line (and so from batch;) and do other nice stuff all from cmd line
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MSavolainenCommented:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rsm.exe eject /LF"insertdrivenamehere" /astart

Does this do the trick?

Here's a microsoft support document that tell's how to create batch file that ejects the cartridge,
when backup is complete:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=314844
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motocondriaCommented:
This is the link to the utility on Nirsoft, it has examples off comand lines you might find useful

http://nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html
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phermiAuthor Commented:
thanks to both.

I tried RSM before and there was no way to pass a drivename that make it work. After many tries, the error is "Unable to open session with the RSM server?. We do not use RSM as we do not use tape libraries.

NIRCMD only works with CD-ROM units. This is  a removable disc.
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MSavolainenCommented:
I found a similar thread;
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Backup_Restore/Retrospect/Q_23045365.html
"aherskowitz: I created a batch file called "RetroEventHandler.bat" (see attached code)".... etc

Any help?





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phermiAuthor Commented:
MSavolainen: THanks. I think we are getting really close. THe only problem is that it seems I am not running a RSM server .. see this:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>rsm.exe view /tphysical_media

Unable to open session with the RSM server.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
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phermiAuthor Commented:
MSavolainen: Done. Thanks. In my case this is the bat created as I do not use RSM for anything else

REM
REM Start RSM Service
REM
net start ntmssvc
rsm.exe eject /pf"RD1000" /astart
net stop ntmssvc

the "RD1000" matches the "label" of the disc (right-click, properties, general)
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