Partition expansion not visible
Posted on 2013-05-17
Our customer is running ESXi5.1 on local storage. My VM hardware and tools is up to date. The VM runs Server 2008 x86.
The VM has 2 virtual disks. The D drive was 700gb thin provisioned, I expanded it to 1tb (the space is available).
In Windows disk management I ran "rescan disks" and the 300gb extra space was detected. I following the wizard to expand the volume to maximum size (around 1tb).
Next, I received an error "the parameter is incorrect". The weirdest thing happened:
- In the visual display the partition is 1tb. In the list of volumes the partition is still 700gb.
- Also in Explorer the server reports 700gb.
What happened? How to get the 1tb space available?