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I have windows sql server running on VMware 5.5

I need to increase space on c drive. I logged into vsphere client.

I don't know where to edit settings
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Please see my EE Article

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk

Make sure you have a FULL Backup, not a snapshot, make sure the VM is not running on a snapshot.

Right Click the VM, Edit Settings, highlight the virtual disk, and change the size, you then need to change the size in the OS.
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pramod1Author Commented:
I see greyed out, can u remote in through teamviewier
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If it's greyed out....

1. is the VM running on a snapshot, because you cannot increase on a snapshot.

2. is the disk IDE ? (expansion not supported)

Yes, Teamiviewer can be used to connect to a PC
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pramod1Author Commented:
I cant tell can u remote in
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pramod1Author Commented:
how will I check if vm is running on snapshot
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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pramod1Author Commented:
one last question how will I know if it is IDE
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Look at disk settings. in the VM Settings.
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pramod1Author Commented:
I see it is windows server 2000 , can we still  expand the C drive, as I know c drive cant be extended in windows 2000 and 2003, am I correct?

the disk is not on snap shot or ide, I see this image ,can I increase through here as c DRIVE IS 7.8GB

AND PROVISIONED Size shows 95gb?
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Handy HolderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
So you don't need to know how to expand the space under VMware but how to expand it under Windows? Just stop the VM, mount the virtual disk as D: or E: on another Windows VM and then you can expand it using diskpart because it isn't C: any more. Then you can unmount it from that temporary VM and boot it again. Alternatively you can boot from any number of (virtual) CDs such as BootIt BM or Easus partition manager just like you would with a physical server.
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pramod1Author Commented:
what about the provisioned size shows on vm settings , cant I increase there
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Just type in a new number eg 150GB

But then you will have to increase OS partition using a third party app as per my EE article.

Did see your last post.
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pramod1Author Commented:
but then  I have to do all what andyalder mentioned?
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