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How to check where the boot partition is installed in the windows 2003, 2008, 2012 servers?

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Hi My Dear Guru G,

Currently I am working with the Virtual servers, these servers os is Win 2000, win 2003, win 2008 win 2012.
these servers c:\ is running the out of disk space, when I checked to increase the disk space of the OS drive,
I got confused, because, C:\ also contains the folder named Windows, D:\ also contains the folder named windows.
when I went to run and type the system 32, it goes to C:\
when I went to command prompt, it shows my profile name from D:\
please help me to find which drive contains the OS.
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Open an Admin Command prompt and type SYSTEMINFO <enter>

That will tell you where the OS has been installed.
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Thanks, I will try systeminfo,
but if I enter the 'system32' in Run, how it goes to C:\
and if I open the command prompt, how it shows my profile name in D:\
please help.
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You can have your profile on a non-system disk. I do not recommend that, but you can. Your profile location (as you can see here) is not necessarily the install location,

Please let us know.
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by:satheesh kumar
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Thanks for the solution,
t clears, my doubt about profile in D:\
but why windows folder is appearing in C:\ and also D:\
what might be the reason for this?
I am thinking about this to proceed.
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Windows should not be split. I am not sure how that occurred unless the folder in D: is an old Windows install (or the other way around depending on how set up).
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Windows version 5 uses the boot.ini which contains the drive # and partition #
Windows >= 6 use the BCD store and a GUID of the drive.

If you want to find your windows directory from a command prompt type
echo %windir%
: system drive
echo %systemdrive%

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drive C and Drive D should be on separate VHD's (files) if they are on the same file (not recommended) then create a new virtual drive, from a boot disk i.e. recovery media), move the files from the existing D: to the new drive.
Now you can from the virtual manager extend the virtual disk that contains C: and from the Operating system expand the disk (Windows 6 or higher).
For OS versions < 6, use an external partition tool i.e. paragon, gparted, to increase the partition size.
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