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How to add increase local disk in VMware Workstation 10?

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I am at a site without ESX or ESX1 server, all they have is workstation 10. They had a domain controller go bad due to hardware failure, before crashing they did a P2V of that server. The local disk drive (c) has a 15GB hard drive with 87.MB free space available. My question, is it possible to increase the hard drive size on this DC now that its a VM without ESX or ESXi?

If so how do I do it?     Thanks!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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If you have a working VMware Workstation VM, use the following:-

vmware-vdiskmanager -x 40GB myDisk.vmdk

increase the vmdk to 40GB

you will find vmware-vdiskmanager in the VMware Workstation folder.

you will then need to modify the Partition OS, using a Partition Manager or Disk Management, Expand Volume.

When you have expanded the VMDK, you can use the following software packages to increase OS parition size listed on my EE Article

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk
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Thanks for all your help as always!
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