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    Hi guys,

    I have a client running Windows Virtual Server 2005 Standard with about 5 VHD's. All VHD's are stored on 1 large mirrored hard disk with about 100GB of non partitioned space.

    I want to resize (or expand, not sure) the VHD to chew up more of this space, as we are running out of space on the virtual disk. I have not found a native utility or function to do this in the console. I have did some research and found that VHD Resizer does this (http://vmtoolkit.com/files/folders/c...s/entry87.aspx) but wanted to see if there was a Microsoft-developed tool that did this.

    I'd rather use a Microsoft tool over a 3rd party.

    Can anyone help?


    -Brandon

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    Re: Resize VHD in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

    Originally posted by Google result...
    There is no inbuilt functionality to increase the size of a VHD. You can
    use an imaging tool such a Ghost. There is more information here:
    http://blogs.virtualserver.tv/blogs/...s_created.aspx
    http://www.aspdeveloper.net/Virtual_...Hard_Disk.aspx
    Gareth Howells

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      Re: Resize VHD in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

      From what i can gather vhdresizer is the way to go... this guy seems to know what he's talking about, and here are some instructions.
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        Re: Resize VHD in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

        Originally posted by g00ner View Post
        From what i can gather vhdresizer is the way to go... this guy seems to know what he's talking about, and here are some instructions.
        It's the same tool PhoenixTekBC talked about...
        I'm stuck in the same place, no solution ... Am trying to be a smartass wth Hyper-V, I'll keep you posted ...

        Sorin Solomon


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