How do I combine two partitions on vmware Win Server 2008

How do I combine two partitions on a vmware vm running Windows server 2008? I added the disk space through the vsphere client. When I boot up the server I can see the second partition but I need it to be part of the first partition but without messing up the data on the first partition.
Steven SIT DirectorAsked:
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Did you add a 2nd virtual disk or did you make the first disk larger in the properties of your vm?

If you added a 2nd disk, delete it again, and rather just resize your first one. Then within disk management of 2008 server you'll be able to extend the partition.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There are many methods to complete this :-

Please see my EE Article

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk

e.g. you could use Disk Management, Third Party Partition Software, or VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1.

see my articles

HOW TO:  Synchronize changes when completing a P2V or V2V with VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1

HOW TO: Improve the transfer rate of a Physical to Virtual (P2V), Virtual to Virtual Conversion (V2V) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0

let me know if you have any questions....
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