Through some research I have discovered that its not possible without 3rd party software to use dynamic disks in a clustered environment for storage on Windows 2003 Server, nor on 2008. One of the systems we use in a clustered configuration requires a storage repository of about 200GB which fills up about every month and a half and a new disk needs to be presented to the cluster. This has lead in the past to using up the next drive letter. Now we are reaching a point where the drive letters are running out & I had hoped to resolve this by using spanned volumes however as I previously mentioned I have discovered that this is not possible.
In my research I have found the following web page that addresses adding a new disk to an existing 2008 cluster:
About midway down the document there is a dialogue box and attending text that references "Assign Drive Letter or Path" with 3 raido button options:
1. Assign the following drive letter: Z:\
2. Mount in the following empty NTFS folder [with a field for the path]
3. Do not assign a drive letter or path
#2 is what interests me and I understand this is referencing a newer OS
My question is this: Is this option available on simple volumes in 2003 as well?
This looks effectively like what you do in spanned volumes only without it being a Dynamic disk. If you can then this is exactly the solution I am seeking.