How to extend a logical volume in Windows 2003


You have a single vmdk file of 200 GB and it has two logical volumes C & D with 100 GB each. Suppose you need to add another 100 GB to the D drive making it 200 GB. What would you do ?

The steps are simple and straight forward.

  • Change the VMDK size using vSphere client to 300 GB (Exisiting 200 GB + required space).
  • Log in to the VM and ensure that the added disk space is available to the VM as 'Unallocated' space
  • Execute the below commands in command prompt
    • diskpart
    • list volume
    • select volume <volume id>
    • extend


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