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Windows 2008 Standard Disk Partitions

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I have done a fresh install of windows 2008 server. It will not let me create a disk larger than 2TB. This kind of defeats the purpose.
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You need to use GPT to support anything larger than 1.96TB.
Did you initialize the disk with a GPT partition table? A MBR-style partition cannot be larger than 2TB.
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As stated, the disk must be set to GPT.

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What is GPT and how do I run it?
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GPT (GUID Partition Table)

Note: The GPT partition style is not recognized by all previous versions of Windows. It is recommended for disks larger than 2TB, or disks used on Itanium-based computers.
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Is this native to Windows 2008 server or do I have do purchase a third party product?
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