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How to Get Windows Explorer W2K8 VMWare in Sync With Disk Mgmt

Because of all the WSUS updates my E:\ drive on some of my DC\WSUS W2K8 STD 64-bit servers are filling up.
A few years ago when I set them up 40GB for WSUS data was plenty, not now.
I increased the virtual disk for E:\ by 10GB to 50GB in ESXi 4.1 vsphere client. Then I extended the E:\ volume in Windows 2008 disk management.  Rebooted the servers after patching this past weekend.
They still show as 40GB in Windows Explorer, how can I fix?
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pjam

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

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pjam

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Thanks hanccoka,
Looks like a lot of reading.  going on vacation in a ciouple of hours, so will begin when I get back.
i did get an error on both when I extended the volume, but sadly I did not write it down because the action completes and Storage Mgr showed 50Gb
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

partitiont table bad!
pjam

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hanccocka,
Once again you are awesome.
Went to vsphere client and increased disk 2 by 1GB to 51GB.  Went to each of the servers and rescaned disks, 1GB unallocated showed up for both.
Extended the volume E:\ and it did like before showing more than was available that is 1025 without a Next button so decreased it to 1024 which now showed a Next button, and this time there was no error.
Looked in Windows Explorer and both now have 51GB
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Not sure why it was going to my comment since i checked hanccocka fix.
worked on second try, not sure why EE tried to give me the credit the 1st time.