How can I create and mount a new VHDX volume without a drive letter assigned? On some servers I get the behaviour described below, on others it works like it should. So there must be a system setting which affect this behaviour besides AutoMount.
I use the following code to create and mount a VHDX volume with Powershell
New-VHD -path $vhdpath -SizeBytes $vhdSize -Dynamic | ` Mount-VHD -NoDriveLetter -Passthru
This creates the VHDX file and mounts ist into the system. Then the DiskManagement window popus up instantly, asking me to initialize the new volume. But I want to initialize, partition and format the volume using scripting.
I found hints to disable the windows AutoMount feature, but this did not help.
Also the system assigns a random drive letter to the volume when I manuall abort the initializing dialog and proceed with the following commands:
$d = InitializeDisk -Number 4 -PartitionStyle GPT $p = New-Partition -DiskNumber $d.Number -UseMaximumSize -AssignDriveLetter:$False $v = Format-Volume -Partition $p -FileSystem NTFS -Confirm:$false Add-PartitionAccessPath -DiskNumber $d.Number -PartitionNumber $p.PartitionNumber -AccessPath "C:\mount"
Then the partition is created and mounted into C:\mount. But the system also assigns a drive letter. I do not want this.
System: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Shell: Powershell 4.0