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Installing tape drives

If you purchased a tape drive for your server, you might need to manually install support for the tape drive.

  1. Click Start, and then select All Programs>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Device Manager. Device Manager displays all devices on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select the tape device. The tape drive is listed in the Other Devices category under the ? (question mark) icon, which indicates an unknown device until the correct driver is installed.
  3. Right-click the tape device, and then select Properties.
  4. Click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver. The Update Device Driver Wizard begins.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select Search for a suitable driver for my device.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select Specify a location, and then clear all other options.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Enter the following path in the Device Driver Wizard field:


  11. Click OK. The driver search results display the appropriate device.
  12. If an incorrect device appears, click Back, and then reselect the correct device.
  13. Click Next to install the driver.
  14. To return to the Computer Management screen, click Finish>Close.

The tape driver installation is complete. The tape device now appears in the Tape Drive category on the Computer Management screen.