Adding Disk Space After Resizing a Windows 2003 Cloud Server


Note:  Rackspace no longer offers Cloud Servers with Windows 2003, but these instructions are here for legacy support purposes.

 

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Windows Server 2003

 

Formatting the Disk and Adding an Additional Drive

  • Log into your Windows Server 2003 Cloud Server using Remote Desktop and logging in as the user Administrator, or with an account that is part of the Administrator group.

  • From the Desktop of your Windows Server 2003 Cloud Server, open the Start Menu and select Administrative Tools > Computer Management.

 

  • Under the Storage folder in the left pane, select Disk Management.  In the left pane of Disk Management you will see the current formatted hard drive for your server, and you should also see an amount of unallocated space in the right pane.  Right-click on the Unallocated space and choose New Partition from the menu.  

  • This will open the New Partition Wizard screen.  Press Next to begin.

  • Select Partition Type - Check the radio button next to Primary partition and click Next. 

 

  • Specify Partition Size - Next you will be asked to specify the partition size.  If you want to add all of your available disk space to one new partition, go ahead and accept the default settings and press Next.  If you only want to use a portion of your available disk space for the new partition, you can specify the amount of space to use in the Partition size in MB field.

 

  • Assign Drive Letter - Choose the drive letter for your new volume and click Next.

 

  • Format Partition - Format the partition as an NTFS partition.  Here you can also name the partition, such as "New Volume" in this example.  Keep the default settings on this screen, and press Next

  • Complete the New Partition Wizard - You have now successfully created and formatted a new partition as the destination for the newly available hard drive space that has been added to your Windows Server 2003 Cloud Server.  Press the Finish button to complete the process.

  • You will now see the additional disk drive volume that you created.  Close Computer Management and begin using the additional space that you have just created.

 



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