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Expanding C: drive on Windows Server 2008 (VMware 4.0)

Posted on 2014-02-22
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Hi Experts,

I need to expand the C: drive on Windows Server 2008 64bit.

C: is the only drive on the server and VMware (vCenter 4.0 and ESX 4.0) doesn’t allow me to change the size of the C: drive – I can only add a new drive (see screenshot; VM is shut down).

Is there a way to add a new virtual disc drive (D:) and merge it with C:?
Or even better – a way to just expand the C: drive?

Thank you!
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Abhilash earned 500 total points
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Looks like you have a snapshot taken for this VM.
To add a new hard disk go to add in the screenshot and select the new hard disk details.
Once you do this you can go into the OS and in the disk management you will have to right click and rescan for disks.
Then the new space will show up as unallocated space in black. Then you can expand C:.
If you take care of the snapshot you can just increase the present disk.
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by:itorana
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@Abhilash, that's exactly what was happening - thanks a lot for your help!
I was able to expand the C: drive easily now.
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