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    Extending Drive Space...

    OK so I go to shut-down the server this morning (before anyone is due in) to extend drive C: on the main AD Server....

    I have a formatted drive attached to the VM in VMWare, but in no way shape or form will it let me extend drive C:, I get the option to shrink but not extend... In VMWare if I click the drive all the boxes are greyed out even when the machine is powered off. In one of those boxes I should be able to edit the drive space and the start the VM and extend the volume. But it's not giving me the option!


    Any Ideas ?

    TIA

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    are there any other volumes on the disk?

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    Partitions yes...

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    I think I had a similar problem once - IIRC it was because there was a snapshot on the VM. Also check VMWare tools install/update is not running and that hard disk type is SCSI not IDE. Is the disk thin provisioned?

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    yeah all thin provisioned, I've just selected to delete the latest snapshot and its sticking at 95% - will try again once I've sorted that out.

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