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Unable to run inplace upgrade from Server 2008R2 to Server 2012 R2

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I'm in the middle of upgrading a clients set of ESXi VMs from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2 to make them compliant with their latest Volume License purchase.

Started yesterday and successfully upgrade one of the VM's.

Now attempting to run the same process on the second VM. Inplace is paramount for the current VM I'm upgrading. However, I'm getting:
error
When I started this morning I noticed that the server was using the 'Standard' Edition. This shouldn't make any difference but the first VM to be upgraded was using the 'Enterprise' edition so I thought I would make the second VM the same. So using the DISM method to change Edition, server is now on the 'Enterprise' edition. So now VM is:
SystemProperties
Disk space wise:
DiskSpace
Anyone know a fix for this?

Thanks
Mark
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Joseph HornseyDirector of IT & Infrastructure
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Are the VM hard drives fixed or dynamic?  It might be that although the drive size is reported to the guest OS as 119GB, all of the space hasn't been allocated and the VM host itself is running out of drive space.
Mark GalvinPrincipal Consultant
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Hi Joseph

Disks in vCenter:
7.jpg8.jpgI have increased the disk from 119GB to 200GB and then used Partition Magic to expand the hard to be 200GB. So now showing as:
5.JPG6.JPG
This VM was a P2V originally.
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Mark
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Mark GalvinPrincipal Consultant
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Hi David

Never needed to do that before. Is there a documented way of doing that?

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Mark
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Found solution myself. David Johnson should get some points too.
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