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Windows 2008 R2 Core Server

Hi all,

I have added a new drive to the core server, how do I initialize and format?  Is there a way to get the disk administration running on the core?

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annayeg

8/22/2022 - Mon
Joseph Daly

If you have another machine that can communicate with the server you added the drive to you should be able to open an MMC from another machine and load the disk management snap in.

When it asks you wether you want the local machine or a remote machine enter the name of the server core.
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When I use the disk management tools from another machine.  I have a BASIC Read Only and Unallocated drive.  The only options I have it offline and properties, when I right click on it?  Any ideas?
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I've tried create partition with diskpart to no avail.

I had to enable the MPIO feature.  Do you know if it requires a restart of the server?
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Lee W, MVP

If you're having problems with DISKPART, post screen shots so we can see the commands you're running.  (Take pictures with your cell phone or RDP into the core server if you have to).  Seeing what is happening and what you're doing is a lot more descriptive to us than
I've tried create partition with diskpart to no avail.
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annayeg

Here's what I have:
Disk 2 is the disk that I want to initialize and format.
Do I need to create volume first?
Is it  diskpart> select disk 2
         diskpart> create volume  simple

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When I ran diskpart> create partition primary

I get the following error:

DiskPart has encountered an error:  The media is write protected.  See the system Event log for more information.
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attributes disk clear readonly

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I was able to clear the readonly attribute in diskpart.  Thanks for the help.
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