Have to manually assign a drive letter to external hard drives

I have 5 external hard drives that I swap out every day.  Since migrating to SBS 2008 when I change out the drives every day I have to manually go into disk managment to assign it a letter.  I would like it to just assign the same letter automatically.  I have tried assigning the next letter available (E) and also the last letter (Z) and still each time I switch to a different drive I have to manually assign the letter.  THey are all the exact same drive and all named the same?  Anyone have any ideas?
ereichelrcsAsked:
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mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
The clients at the remote site have to use an active directory controller as their primary DNS server to be a member of AD.

Just assign 192.168.1.1 as the DNS address for the remote clients.

If the VPN is real laggy you might want to consider putting an ADC or DNS server at the remote site (even if it's just an old PC).
ereichelrcsAuthor Commented:
I am assuming you are answering the wrong question here.  That is nothing of what I was talking about...
Shift-3Commented:
One good way to handle this is to mount the drives to directories rather than assigning them drive letters.  Windows will remember the mount points for different drives, so they will always have predictable paths.

These instructions are for XP and 2003, but as far as I know they should work fine on SBS 2008:
http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-xp/how-to-mount-an-external-drive-partititon-as-directory-in-xp/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307889
mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
Yes, I was answering a different quesiton.  Sorry about that, EE and chrome apparently don't play very nice
ereichelrcsAuthor Commented:
I had to assign each drive a different letter and reconfigure my backups to point to each day's hard drive.  Kind of a workaround but it will work for what I need it for.  Thanks for the help.

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