Extending a VHD using the DiskPart Utility

.You can use the DiskPart utility from the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit or the Win2K Professional Resource kit to extend an existing volume by performing the following steps:
1.       Download the DiskPart utility from the MicrosoftWeb site, then install it on yourcomputer.
2.       Go to Start, Run, then type
cmd
to start a command-line session.
3.       Type
diskpart
to start a DiskPart session.
4.       Type
list volume
to list the current volumes. The list will look like
  Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type      Size Status  Info
  ———- — ——————- —– ——– ——-
  Volume 0  C  NTFS Partition     10 GB Healthy System
  Volume 1  D  Data NTFS Partition 9 GB Healthy Pagefile
5.       Type
select volume
to select the volume you want to extend.
6.       Type
extend
to extend the selected volume. If you don’t pass any parameters, DiskPart will use all unpartitioned space on the current disk. Alternatively, you can type
extent size= disk=
to set a size and disk to use for the extension.
7.       Type
exit
when you’re finished.You can extend only volumes created on a dynamic disk, not volumes created on a basic disk that you’ve upgraded. If you try to extend volumes created on a basic disk, you’ll receive the error “”DiskPart failed to extend the volume. Please make sure the volume is valid for extending.

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