If you previously mounted a read-only snapshot of an iSCSI virtual disk locally on the iSCSI target server but no longer need local access to the data, you can dismount it. As a result, the snapshot will no longer appear as a local disk.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To dismount a locally mounted snapshot
  1. In Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, in the console tree, double-click Snapshots, and then click Active Snapshots.

  2. In the results pane, right-click the snapshot you want to dismount locally, point to Disk Access, and then click Dismount Snapshot.

  3. When prompted to confirm the action, click Yes.

Additional considerations

  • You must be a member of the local Administrators group to perform these tasks.

  • To open iSCSI Software Target, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft iSCSI Software Target.

  • Another way to open iSCSI Software Target is to click Start, click Run, and then type iscsitarget.msc.

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