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2003 server( VM image ) : solution to extend C: drive of the server

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Operating system : Win 2003
on VM image .



we want to extend C: drive ofproduction server.
please provide best third part softwares to do it. or  other option to achive this.
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"GParted" is a simple and good software to grow or shrink your C: drive
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Step:
- Download GParted's iso file
- For safety, you should get a 2003 VM snapshot first
- 2003 VM reboot by CD (iso file)
- Run GParted to expand your drive
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by:Aravind Sivaraman
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I use dell extpart for the C drive extend, Check the steps in blogpost

http://aravindsivaraman.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/expand-system-partition-on-windows-2003/

Ps: Make sure to perform the full backup the server
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by:The_Kirschi
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I can also recommend the "GParted"-way like suggested by rhinoceros. Have done this a few times successfully.
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by:dipopo
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VConverter i another option, you can look at, else Dell's Extpart is the way.

http://support.ge-ip.com/support/index?page=kbchannel&id=233010210683bcf012d6f5a48e3007c2a
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Please see my EE Article, which covers many different methods...

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk
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by:piyushranusri
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hope this will resolve your query

http://thevlab.net/vmware/tips-and-tricks/extending-a-vsphere-win2k3-os-drive/


please share the output
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by:James Haywood
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If you don't want to install 3rd party software into the server (I am not allowed on certain sites) and you have another server available.

1. Shutdown VM
2. Extend HDD in VMware
3. Attach the .vmdk file containing the C:\ to the second VM
4. Using Disk Management extend the partition to size
5. Disconnect the .vmdk
6. Boot the original VM
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by:compdigit44
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Here is what I have done in the past.
1) Shut down your source 2003 VM
2) Attached the 2003 VM's VMDK to another VM
3) Boot up te second VM
4) in Windows make sure view all hidden files is select.
5) in the windows 2003 volume, Create a folder called boot files and cut and paste all of the boot files boot.ini etc.. to this folder. This is so windows will not see the volume as a boot partition.
6) in Computer Management -> Disk Manager right click the 2003 volume and click extent.
7) Place the boot file back in the normal location
8) Power down VM
9) Detact 2003 VMDK
10) Boot up 2003 server

Good Luck
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