How do I format a new partition from a SAN?

We just deployed a SAN and a blade server.  We have an instance of server 2003 running on one of the blades.  We created a new LUN on the SAN to use as a D drive to store data on.  The server sees that its there but it wont let me five it a drive letter.  It does not have NTFS on it at all so I assume it has not been formated yet.  How do I get that formated to use the space to store data?
TriCountyITAsked:
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65tdRetiredCommented:
From disk management has a partition been created, a logical drive created and formated?
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lnkevinCommented:
Right click on the space,  Create new logical partion, choose drive letter, choose file system and format option.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

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TriCountyITAuthor Commented:
I got it to see the drive now.  If I want to expand that partitio by making it bigger on the lun how do I get windows to see that?
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65tdRetiredCommented:
Is the disk created as a basic disk or dynamic?

Dynamic Disk info (XP)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308424
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TriCountyITAuthor Commented:
its basic right now, there is no data on it so it could be dynamic if it has to be
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65tdRetiredCommented:
Review the risks of dynamic disk at MS site.
Can't be used on clustered server, etc. maybe OK for data drives.

Could always try it if one is still in the testing eval stage.

Others may have more experiance with this type of disk.

Can use volume mount points (appears as a folder under a existing drive that is or points to another drive) as well but it's not contiguous space.
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