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How to add harrdrive to Windows Server 2003 (small business server)?

It's usually very simple to add harddrives on PC's. Plug in the harddrive and reboot - and then you can find the new harddrive with the "disk manager", where you can format or make partition on it.

Is it done in some different way on Small Business Server (win 2003)? The server has "hot swap"-setup, so I could just plug it in while the server was running. I can see some lights going on for a short while on the harddrive, but then the lights go off. And I am not able to see any of the new harddrives in disk manager. It doesnt help either to reboot. Do I have to make the new harddrives availible in the BIOS? Or what am I missing out on here?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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I am quite sure that we do not have a have a RAID-setup on the server. Or at least so I am told, and I couldnt find anything in the control panel or server administration which pointed to RAID-adminsitration. In disk manager there is only one harddisk displayed with two partitions.

But the strange thing is, that there are at least two or three or four other harddrives connected to the server (which obviously makes you think of a RAID setup).

If we indeed have RAID-setup, where do you configure RAID in small business server? When using RAID, are you then not able to see the other harddisks in the disk manager?

The harddrive should be compatible to the system - as it was used in a identical server before.
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You were right guys, apparently we actually had a RAID-setup. During bootup, you could access the RAID-settings. And eventually I found a possibility to add an extra harddrive (outside of the RAID-setting).

Thanks for your help!
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