troubleshooting Question

Partition Sizes on Windows Server 2008 R2

Avatar of metazend
metazendFlag for Canada asked on
Windows Server 2008StorageServer Hardware
2 Comments1 Solution556 ViewsLast Modified:
I am having a strange problem with a supermicro system we just recently bought.  I've got windows server 2008 R2 64bit installed, and configured the drives for raid 10.  I am told the systems doesn't support true hardware raid, as it's an adaptec software raid controller that does the job.  Nonetheless windows installed, on a 100gb partition.

During the install, no matter what I tried, whether it was to create a single large 4TB partition, or one small 100GB partition and a bigger one, windows seemed to automatically create the partitions at a max size of 1.9TB.

I would like to use a small 100GB partition for windows, and apps.  Where the rest will be in a partition for data/files/etc.   I don't want to have it split into 3, as it's really annoying having to work with it that way.

Storage manager doesn't seem to want to let me expand the larger partition either.

Any ideas what could be wrong?  I am using a 64bit OS, and NTFS.
IT Consultant

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Top Expert 2010

The Distinguished Expert awards are presented to the top veteran and rookie experts to earn the most points in the top 50 topics.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros