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Windows Server 2012 Essentials - limits on shrink volume

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I'm trying to shrink c volume to add another simple one. I want to shrink C from 837GB to 200GB. C now has 823GB free.

The shrink dialog shows:
Total size before shrink in MP:            857857
Size of available shrink space in MB:      425878
Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB: 425878
Total size after shrink in MB:             431979

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Event Viewer:
A volume shrink analysis was initiated on volume (C:). This event log entry details information about the last unmovable file that could limit the maximum number of reclaimable bytes.
 
 Diagnostic details:
 - The last unmovable file appears to be: \System Volume Information\{a681139c-58c0-11e2-93f3-9c8e994d96cf}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}::$DATA
 - The last cluster of the file is: 0x697387f
 - Shrink potential target (LCN address): 0x367016
 - The NTFS file flags are: ---AD
 - Shrink phase: <analysis>
 
 To find more details about this file please use the "fsutil volume querycluster \\?\Volume{2fe8869e-582f-11e2-93ed-806e6f6e6963} 0x697387f" command.

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Running fsutil:
PS C:\Users\sbsadmin> fsutil volume querycluster \\?\Volume{2fe8869e-582f-11e2-93ed-806e6f6e6963} 0x697387f
Error:  The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

The FSUTIL utility requires a local NTFS volume.

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I have done this:
Set paging file to 0
Turned off Windows Search
Emptied IE cache (or rather run disk cleanup)
Defrag (many times)

What to do??
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Isnt "System Volume Information" the system restore? I thought that this was not available on 2012....?
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vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all

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fixed it :)
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