How do i mount a new drive windows Server 2008 r2

I have a windows  Server 2008 R2 in another location that the  Drive has the OS and shows  39 GB see attachments
I keep running low on space this is a PIA
I walked someone through installing a 1 TB drive which is recognized see attachment.

It has been years since I mounted a drive and just want to make sure I am doing it right, can't afford to mess up this system
My goal is to increase the 39 GB of storage to include the new 1 TB drive
my confusion is when I am in Disk management it show other partitions
39GB OEM partition , a 3 GB Recovery a  OS c: 40 GB data part 1 889.96 GB and now the new 931.51 GB
SO it might be raid ?
Anyway Do I right click on the OS C: and mount to the new Drive F or is it visa versa
IF I click on the 39 OEM partition  I only get help as choice no change the drive letter

Thanks
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pjamCommented:
It looks like you could reduce D: "datapart1" or move all data to F: (new drive) and then Delete D: partition and expand C: as much as you wanted.
Unless I am misunderstanding what your intentions are.

You will not be able to mount the new drive as your C:\ drive (or boot drive) unless you are prepared to either clone C: to F:, or format and do a fresh install to the new drive.
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ssaverAuthor Commented:
What I'm trying to do is mount drive F to drive C adding all of drive F storage to drive C for more space. Drive D has all the installed programs so I can't touch that.
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pjamCommented:
That make sense.
Then you will need to clone C: to F:\, no simple process.  I would not undertake it myself preferring to do a fresh install, but I suspect someone will be along shortly.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Ok you have all programs on D: and this makes it complicated. Otherwise it would be as follows:

1) Copy out data from D: drive
2) Delete D: drive
3) Delete Extended partition (a green frame around the D: is an extended partition)
4) Right click on C: and select Extend the drive.
5) Allocate to C: as much space as you want.
6) If there is still some unallocated space remaining after C: then create D: again and copy your data back to it.

But you cannot extend C: to F: with Windows tools. There is of course a complicated Dynamic disk based approach but I would suggest you to stay away from it.
You can use a third party partitioning tool which can do this job. Like Hard Disk Manager 15 Business: http://www.paragon-software.com/small-business/hdm-business/
With it you can reduce the size of D: partition, then reduce the size of extended partition and then allocate this space to C:
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ssaverAuthor Commented:
And I thought this would as easy as adding the drive and just mounting it to drive c for more space....I'll have to think about this for a while thanks for the info will let you know which way I go.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not enough information to confirm an answer.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
There is enough information which answers the questions of the asker. In comment ID: 40949582 it was explained why would it not be possible to remove D: drive and an alternative ways of dealing with the problem were suggested.
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