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Posted on 2015-02-11
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The server is a 2008 standard VM.  Host is ESXi5.5.  It was built with a single disk that was 50GB.  Recently the disk was increased to 80GB by editing the VM settings. This was done hot, and I have not had issue with this on any other VM.  The server found the additional disk space, and went through the motions of extending the partition.
Now when I look in disk manager, I see the top screen still reporting a capacity of 50GB, but the lower screen showing an 80GB basic disk, with an 80GB primary partition, NTFS, (System,Boot,......)  Explorer also still sees only a 50GB disk.
Server has been rebooted twice, the second time with chkdsk /f queued up, which did not find any errors.
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Seth Simmons earned 500 total points
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try shrinking the disk by 1gb
does it show the correct size then?
seen this a number of times; usually shrinking it a small bit and extending again fixes it
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Attempt to shrink by 75MB returned an Access Denied.  Attempted as both domain and local administrator.
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Same for me, Seth. Hm, if you get an access denial, there's something defective. You should use another partitioner (gparted for example).
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Since I was unable to shrink it, I tried adding a little more.  This time it worked like it was supposed to.  Thanks for the assist.
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