Back story: I have a WD Passport USB hard drive that I take back and forth from work every day. At both ends, we have a Windows Home Server backing up all computers. I am plagued every day by a pop up message helpfully telling me that I have a new hard drive that I need to set up. The drive is also added automatically to the list of drives to backup, and I don't want to back up this drive. The Home Server does not remember the setting if I tell it to exclude this drive from the backup. I've given up hope solving this problem directly, but noticed that all the flash drives that I attach and detach every day don't cause this problem.
I suspect that the difference is that the Removable Media Bit is set and so the backup server is ignoring these drives.
I would like my removable hard drive to look like a Removable drive as well. I've downloaded and tried the Lexmark BootIt utility but this doesn't work. It seems like this is only for going the other direction, ie. making a flash drive look like a fixed drive. Is it able to go the other way as well? Any other utilities to try to set the RMB?
How can I make my hard drive appear to be removable rather than fixed/local/basic?
Update: I didn't mention that my drive is formatted NTFS -- is this preventing me from declaring it Removable?
Update: I've since solved this problem by disabling "Network Health Notifications" from the client tray icon and installing the Remote Notification add-in. Works great -- I get an email whenever an issue starts or ends.