Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Extending Drive Space... in Technical; OK so I go to shut-down the server this morning (before anyone is due in) to extend drive C: on ...
7th November 2012, 09:21 AM #1
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 ?
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7th November 2012, 10:04 AM #2
are there any other volumes on the disk?
7th November 2012, 10:57 AM #3
7th November 2012, 11:05 AM #4
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?
7th November 2012, 11:15 AM #5
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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