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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?
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65tdCommented:
From windows disk management, has a partition been created, logical drive created and formated?
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TriCountyITAuthor Commented:
I figured out how to get windows to see it, and it is a partition now.  If I want to expand that LUN on the SAN side how do I get wondows to see that was expanded and get it to expand on the partition?
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65tdCommented:
Could try changing the partition / disk to Dynamic.

See MS doc and review:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308424
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Lonewolf70Commented:
If you expand the LUN on the SAN side using striping, you should just be able to "rescan disks" from disk management and the new space will be automatically available.  If you expand the LUN on the SAN side using concatenation, the space will show up at the end of the volume and Windows, and you will need to extend within Windows or use diskpart.
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