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Re-Partitioning on Production Server

By ken-rion ·
We have a Dell Power Edge, running Raid 5 accross 4 36GB SCSI drives. It is the only Domain contoller and is running Terminal Services to push desktops to users. When the machine was installed (before my time) The C: partition was set to only 4GB(with having the remain 103GB). Now, with the primary partition being so small, and evry user on the network having a local profile (because of terminal Services) the drive routinely fills. So the question is: Is there a simplier way to Increase the C: partition size without a full backup/repartition/install/restore evolution? Is there an after market solution that is safe and reliable on a RAID?

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by DC1 In reply to Re-Partitioning on Produc ...

If you converted you disks to DYnamic and you have the drive slots you could add additional volumnes, etc.

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by brian In reply to Re-Partitioning on Produc ...

With Win2k you can add a drive and then give it a mount point (folder accessible) to the c: drive. I believe you can even create a folder on the raid and mount it as a folder on the c: drive.

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by brian In reply to Re-Partitioning on Produc ...

This is detailed in microsoft kb article Q314449
Here is part of it...

To mount a volume at an NTFS folder:
Create an empty folder on an NTFS-formatted drive (for example, c:\MyFolder).


Right-click My Computer , and then click Manage . You can also start the Computer Management utility from the Administrative Tools folder in Control Panel.


In Computer Management, click Disk Management under the Storage node.


In the details pane, right-click the volume to be mounted, and then click Change Drive Letter and Path .


In the Change Drive Letter and Paths for dialog box, click Add .


Click Mount in this NTFS folder (if it is not already selected), and then use one of the following steps:


Type the path to anempty folder on an NTFS volume, and then click OK .


Click Browse , locate the empty NTFS folder, click OK , and then click OK .


If you have not yet created an empty folder, click Browse , click New Folder to create an empty folder on an NTFS volume, type a name for the new folder, click OK , and then click OK .

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by brian In reply to Re-Partitioning on Produc ...

To mount a volume from the command line, do the following:
Click Start , click Run , type cmd , and then press ENTER.


At the command prompt, type mountvol [ drive :] path VolumeGUID , and then press ENTER. For example, mountvol c:\ntfs_dir \\?\Volume{053db088-b6fb-11d4-b080-806d6172696f} , where c:\ntfs_dir is an empty folder on an NTFS volume, and \\?\Volume{053db088-b6fb-11d4-b080-806d6172696f} is the VolumeGUID of the volume you want to mount.

NOTE : For more information about the mountvol command, type mountvol help at the command line, and then press ENTER.

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