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Hi

I'm a SA for a small organisation. Running Windows Server2000.

While looking at the SBS Admin console over the past 2 days i'm given the following info:

Logical Disk C:- Free Space 18% 3184MB
Logical Disk D:- Free Space 42% 14830MB
Logical Disk E:- Free Space 80% 156847MB (External HDD)
Logical Disk Harddisk Volume2 %Free Space 0% 0MB
Logical Disk Total Free Space 70% 174863MB

Can someone advise what the 0% Free Space on Logical HDisk Volume2 is telling me please? To my eye all disks appear to have free space.
We have exchange 2000 on this DC as well. I have staff limits on Mailbox size. The remaining size available is 3GB.

Please let me know if any further info is required as this has me stumped.

Thanks
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Right click on that volume within diskmanagement and select properties. It should tell you what that volume is.
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Hi Rindi,

That volume does not appear anywhere in Disk Management. All that are showing is under volumes are C, D & E drives.

Under Logical Drives are C, D, E & M.
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Where exactly did you see that volume then? It could of course be a cardreader device, or a virtual disk. Also m is a mapped drive used for exchange, maybe it is that.
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The Volume appears in the Small Business Server Administrator Console, under Server Status(Back Office Home), Performance Counters. It shows a graph as well as the Drives & the free space.

It's only appeared over the past couple of days. I don't know of any Card Reader devices or Virtual Disks.

Could be exchange server related. It's not affecting anything at present, but can never be to sure.

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in a command prompt run:

diskpart list disk
diskpart list partition
diskpart list volume

That should give you the details on your connected devices.
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When i try that it returns

"diskpart is not recognised as an internal or external command"
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Look for diskpart.exe on an XP pc and copy it to the server, then try it again.
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Still no go.

"Diskpart was unable to process the parameters. Use Diskpart /? for more info."

 I've tried to use the syntax it's recommending in the '/?'but still can't get it list anything.

Sorry.
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What about just diskpart, then you get a new prompt, and from there you can help or ? or the other commands I mentioned.
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Now we're cookin!

List Disk gives me:
Disk 0, Online, Size 17GB, Free 0B (?)
Disk 1, Online, Size 34Gb, Free 0B
Disk2,Online, Size 190Gb, Free 0B

List Volume & List Partition do not show anything out of the ordinary or any reference to that Hard disk Volume2. They are only showing the C, D & E drives.
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Then I wouldn't worry, the volume seems to be some virtual disk. The Free 0B above only lists the free unpartitioned space, so that is OK.
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Cool

Thanks for your input.
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your welcome
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