Add Disk Space After Resizing a Windows Server 2012 Cloud Server

  • Last updated on: 2016-06-10
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

After successfully resizing a Windows Cloud Server, you will need to perform some additional steps in order to utilize the new disk space that is available for your server. In Windows Server 2012 you can merge the newly available disk space into one drive by expanding your original drive.

Extend your drive

  1. From the desktop of your Windows Server 2012 Cloud Server, open the Server Manager and select Tools > Computer Management.

  2. Under the Storage folder in the left pane, select Disk Management.

    The left pane of Disk Management displays the current formatted hard drive for your server, generally (C:), and the right pane displays the amount of unallocated space.

  3. Select the C:\\ drive and right-click on it. Choose Extend Volume from the drop down menu.

    This will open the Extend Volume Wizard. Click Next to begin the process.

  4. To add all available space to your C:\\ drive (Disk 0) you can keep the default selections and press Next.

    You will now see the C:\\ drive expand to the maximum available space.

  5. To finalize the modifications click Finish.

Verify disk space

The additional disk drive volume is now displayed in Computer Management and is available to use.

You can verify that the Extend process worked correctly by loading the Computer Manager from the Server Manager and checking the disk size for the C:\\ drive in Disk Management.

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