unused partition on system virtual disk - ESXi v4.1 - Windows 2008
Posted on 2013-07-01
My ESXi v4.1 host has a guest VM running Windows 2008 64bit. It seems when I provisioned the first virtual disk I made it 200 GBs thin and only allocated 100 GBs. So, when viewing the partition in computer management it shows 100 GBs unpartitioned. Now, I would like to free up this space to later allocate to a different VM. Now, since this is a thin disk couldn't I simply shrink it to 100 GBs via the vSphere client and then it would remove from computer management automatically? I know this would probably cause an issue on a windows 2003 server but I thought maybe I could away with this since it's 2008.