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Hi, I have exactly the same problem as this thread : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Q_21039671.html 

I need to tell the Master File Table that there is more space it can use. I have used Diskpart to extend and allocate space to the existing partition. I now need to use the fsextend utility, this is where the problem is.

In order for me to get this utility from MS PSS I need to quote either a KB or Article number, there is no way around this. Unfortunately I cannot find one relating to Win2k3.

My question is, can someone post a link to an actual MS KB or article that I can quote to them in order to get this utility? Or, can I get this utility from someone on this forum?

Thanks,
Paul.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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Hi paulyv,

2 prior questions i have read talk about this ID
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;329826

have you run MS as yet and quoted this ID?
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by:paulyv
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Hi Jay, I have read that article and did quote that exact number to MS, unfortunately, the article doesn't mention either Win 2003 or the fsextend utility.

Thanks for the reply.
Paul.
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by:dooleydog
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FSExtend.exe is available from MS. not in the public area, you will have to contact them, and it should be free.

Good Luck,
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by:paulyv
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I did contact them and they refused to give it to me unless I had the KB or article number!
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by:Jay_Jay70
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your kidding me, yet they wouldnt send you on the right track! im going to bed now as i am in Aus, but i will do some more searching for you tomorrow
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by:dooleydog
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Try this, it mentions the extend command, you can start there.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590

Good Luck,
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by:dooleydog
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And see this one also,

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;329826

it mentions a hot fix, and how to contact MS to get it.

Good Luck,

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by:paulyv
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Jay, I wish I was kidding, I am also in Aus. When I ring MS PSS, I have to have a KB or article number in order to get a hotfix or utility, they are very anal about this.

dooley, I have already used Diskpart to extend the partition. Also, the hotfix mentioned is for XP and 2000, nothing for 2003.

Thanks,
Paul.
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by:paulyv
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OK all, I have resolved my own problem.

With XP SP2 and Win2k3, the Diskpart utilily has a new switch, that being, extend filesystem,

therefore the command is : diskpart extend filesystem, once you have focused on the correct volume.

this took all of one second to expand my partition by 500GB.

thanks to all that posted.

Paul.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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on ya mate, i have been looking all morning and couldnt find what i was looking for - now i know why....

cheers
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