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I have a server with a single hard drive (100Gb) on a Windows 2003 Server.  I need to add additional space to the drive but I run Windows Office 2010 Sharepoint Workspace and can't control where the files are stored.

What would be the best way to expand the available storage.  Adding another drive (D) won't work and adding external drives won't either since I can't control where the files are stored.  I need to expand Drive C.  I thought about adding a RAID card and putting together a RAID 1 array.

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I think the best way is to add an internal disk (RAID array) and to use the diskpart utility to expand your disk. You can read this to have more information :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590/en-us
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It's VERY DANGEROUS running a server without RAID.  

Setup a RAID - software RAID if you must.  Then add two MORE hard drives.  If you take sharepoint offline you should be able to create a junction on the drive and "mount" the new RAID 1 drive on the folder name where everything was stored and copy all the data back to the drive.  You've just expanded the "folder" without expanding the drive and done it much more quickly and safely.
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