Grow vmware size

Today i ran out of diskspace on one of my systems that runs within a vmware session. The system disk only had 10 GB and I needed to add another 10 GB.

This is what i did:

  1. Extend the disk in offline mode by running the following command: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation>vmware-vdiskmanager -x 20GB “C:\Users\Alex\Documents\Virtual Machines\Server 2003 – sysmanage\Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition-cl1.vmdk”
    It then takes a while until the disk is expanded.
  2. Boot the system from WinPE 2.0
  3. I then ran the following commands: diskpart
  4. list disk
  5. list volume
  6. select volume=1 (in my case volume 1 is the volume that i had extended)
  7. extend
  8. Reboot the system and done.

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