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Extend Boot Partition 2008 R2 Server

2008 R2 Server - VMW sphere 4.0

I have unallocated space to the RIGHT of my boot partition. This space was previously written to but I was able to delete the partition This is on a basic disk.  I would like to to extend the partition. Is this possible? Will I have to convert to dynamic disk for the disk on which the partition is located?
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
if you have the unallocated space to the RIGHT of your boot partition then you should able to extend the partition. you just need to right click on the disk and select "Extend Partition".

Please let me know if you are getting any error.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
Will I have to convert to dynamic disk for the disk on which the partition is located?

no
dynamic disks are used for software raid; no need when extending the partition with contiguous space
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tfgeorgeAuthor Commented:
When I right click on the partition to extend I get the option the extend the volume. I go through the wizard and it only allows me to extend/shrink the Disk not the boot partition.
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
are you talking about "System reserved partition" ??
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tfgeorgeAuthor Commented:
are you talking about "System reserved partition" ??

NO.
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tfgeorgeAuthor Commented:
screen
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
right-click on C and extend
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
r u getting any error, while following the wizard ??
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tfgeorgeAuthor Commented:
Seth and Santosh: When I right click on the partition to extend I get the option the extend the volume. I go through the wizard and it only allows me to extend/shrink the Disk not the boot partition.
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
yes, go ahead it will extend the c Drive. This is how it works.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
if you open elevated command prompt, type diskpart
in the diskpart prompt, type select disk 0
it will say it is now the selected disk
type extend
does it extend the remaining 300gb or throw an error?
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tfgeorgeAuthor Commented:
I've been using the GUI:screen
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
its showing approx 300 GB, please select the size, what ever you want to add, for example it you want to add 50 GB then put 51200 or add all if you want to add all available space. and click on next.

for more help:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/mghazai/archive/2009/02/24/extend-system-boot-volume-on-windows-server-2008-windows-vista-win7-beta.aspx
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