You can give any/no filetype to the script (
list.txt, list.cmd) you like.
DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 74 GB 0 B Disk 1 Offline 74 GB 0 BDISKPART> list volume Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- -------- Volume 0 D DVD-ROM 0 B No Media Volume 1 System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy System Volume 2 C NTFS Partition 74 GB Healthy Boot
What's most important to find out is, if a dvd drive is mounted on the server core, cause this will change the volume numbers and you have to use a different script. Copy the examples to a file and execute them with DISKPART /S:
Warning! If a volume 2,3,or 4 is already existing on your server and its not the system volume it will be deleted! Try in a test evironment first please!
Example 1 (DVD = Volume 1):
This will set Disk 2 online, create a new Volume (3) on Disk 2, do a standard format of volume 3 and add the next free drive letter to it.
list disk select disk 2online diskattr disk clear readonlycreate partition primarylist volumeselect volume 3formatselect volume 3ASSIGNexit
I recommend you to work with DISKPART only! Powershell command's like
get-psdrive won't rescan for new drive's and partitions you have added to the server! They will update only after a logging of your remote session and reconnecting to the Server core. To update the drives in Diskpart just execute the list script again and the
RESCAN command will scan your server for new drives (yes, it's not really necessary , but it won't hurt).
Sometimes one or two of the last commands of the script's have not executed at all and I had to add a short script that will only execute the
ASSIGN command for example. Maybe it's better to execute DISKPART on a large drives/volumes in a PowerShell backround job to avoid the permanent updating of your remoteshell when the format command ist executed.