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Trouble Using DiskPart on Server

Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have a couple virtual servers that i need to extend the local C partition on and in my first attempt i have hit a bump.  When i tried to extend the volume it appeared to do it but now i have two different outcomes.  When i go into Disk Management it shows that the 20GB partition is now at 25GB but when i actuilly look at the drive and the space available it still shows 20GB with only 1GB free.  Is there a way to either do it over or reverse teh steps so i can try again?  Anyh help is appreciated.   Thanks
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i've done this for a different server and it worked fine but this one seemed to go bad.  This is a win2K3 server and like i mentioned, Disk manager shows that the volume has been extended but in My Computer it still shows the original size.  When i look at diskpart Volukme status it still shows teh volume at the original size.  You think i can just go thru the steps again?
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008

this because you cannot use diskpart on a system volume (in win2003).  Use one of the other methods.  


Got it!  I will try the other ways. Thanks.


Is it OK to take a vmdk file from a 2003 server, attach it to a WinXP VM, resize it, then put it back?  Any issues with doing that??  
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008

I havent' done it in a while, normally do vconverter, this way it makes another copy and you have the old one if something breaks.

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