Hi. I am interested in doing this as well.
I've done the hack to enable software RAID in XP many times. Now, moving to Vista, it seems RAID 5 and Mirroring is not available in any edition of Vista. However, Dynamic disks are supported, including striped and spanned disks.
From what I've been reading, it seems that Windows Server 2008 (built on Vista), appears to support all of the software RAID 5 and Mirroring features.
So, I'm thinking that another version of this hack:
is in order.
I bet that if we install 2008 Server and Vista Ultimate (or otherwise) on the same machine and then diff the relevant disk manager related files, then we'll find a way to hack Vista to enable all of the stuff that has been disabled.
So, who's in?
Can anyone start by coming up with a list of files we should check? I looked for dmadmin, dmboot, etc, and they don't seem to exist in Vista. I'm guessing they've changed names....