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Expanding a Extended Partition

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I have a Windows 2003 Server with an extended partitioned disk that is located on a SAN.  I can expand the disk on the SAN, allowing the added space to show up as "Unallocated" space at the end of the disk in Disk Management, but when I try to use diskpart to expand the extended partition to use the unallocated space, nothing happens.  This procedure worked when using Windows Server 2000.  Has the functionality of Diskpart changed in 2003?  Can this be done with a 2003 server?

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jstoll2
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CrazyOne,

I want to use diskpart to extend the drive.  Can diskpart do it?  If not is there another way of extending a extended partition on the fly with a Microsoft product?

Tnxs,
jstoll2

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If diskpart cannot do it then you will need help from a third party solution. Diskpart should do it but I have seen here on EE where it did not work for Win 2003
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Ummm I am curious why the C grade?
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Upon reading into the grading scale guidelines I can see where why you would consider my grade harsh.  I apologize.  I appreciate your quick responses, I was just hoping for a little more insight.  Can the grade be changed?
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>>>Can the grade be changed?


Yes. Either I or you can post the request in Community Support. Let me know if you want to do this or should I. If you post than include the URL to this question http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Windows_Server_2003/Q_20972219.html#10953110 .

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I've submitted the question to Community Support.

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Thank you :)
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Windows Server 2003 ships with a new version of Diskpart but that version has a bug which does not allow you to expand and extended partition.  When Service Pack 1 for Windows server 2003 is released, diskpart will again extend a partition.  in the mean time, there is a Hotfix available from Microsoft - KB Article 841650
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