Windows Server 2016: Expand Virtual Machine Hard Disk & Extend the Operating System Drive

Introduction

In this article, We will explain How to Expand Virtual Machine Hard Disk & Extend the Operating System Drive in Windows Server?


Scenario

We have a Windows Server 2016 Virtual Machine, We want to extend the Operating System Drive, so we do the following:

  • Expand Virtual Machine Hard Disk.
    • Open Vmware Workstation > Open the Virtual Machine.
    • From the left side > Click on “Edit Virtual Machine settings”.
    • At “Hardware” Tab > Click on “Hard Disk”.
    • Below “Disk Utilities” > Click on “Expand” button > Set the required extended size.
    • Now you must repartition the disk and expand the file systems from within the guest operating system.
 Important
The disk was successfully expanded. You must repartition the disk and expand the file systems from within the guest operating system.

  • Extend Hard Disk in Disk Management. 
    • Run Virtual Machine.
    • Open Server Manager > File and Storage Services.
    • Navigate to Disks >Right click on C:\ Drive > Select Extend Volume.
    • The Extend dialog will be shown to set the New size.
    • Set the New size > Click OK.
    • You will get “Extend failed” status.

    • Click on Extend failed to check the error details, you will get the below error:
 Error
Error extending volume: Size Not Supported.


We also tried to repartition the hard disk through Computer Management but unfortunately, The Extend option is disabled.


Cause

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Error extending volume: Size Not Supported, During extending Operating System partition In Windows Server 2012

In this article, I will solve the below Windows Server Issue

Error extending volume: Size Not Supported


Scenario

When I tried to Extend Volume for a specific drive in Windows Server 2012 R2 by opening

  • Server Manager > File and Storage Services.

Open server manager - file and storage services

  • Navigate to Disks > (I have unallocated free space (19.5GB)).
  • Right click on C Drive > Select Extend volume.

Expand Volume from server manager in windows server

  • The following dialog will be shown to set New size.

extend volume in windows server

  • When I set the New size and clicked OK, I got “Extend failed” as shown below:

extend failed in windows server

  • I clicked on Extend failed to find out the reason, I got

Error extending volume: Size Not Supported

Error extending volume: Size Not Supported


Cause Continue reading “Error extending volume: Size Not Supported, During extending Operating System partition In Windows Server 2012”

Windows failed to start : The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors

I am working on Windows Server 2012 VMware, I tried to expand the OS drive as mentioned at How to Expand Virtual Machine Hard Disk & Extend the Operating System Drive in Windows Server? 

Then I turned off the VM, power it on again, but unfortunately,  I got the following error :

The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

windows error to start


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Logon failure : The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

I have created a new user via  Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 R2, I tried to log in with the newly created user to a site or windows, unfortunately,  I couldn’t log in, I got the below error.

Logon failure : The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

he user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer


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Couldn’t Find WebClient Service Within Services List on Windows Server 2012 R2 / Install Desktop Experience feature

In this article, I will solve the below Windows Server Issue.

Missing WebClient Service In Windows Server 2012.


Scenario

When I tried to start “Web client” service on Windows Server 2012, I couldn’t find it in the services list.


Cause Continue reading “Couldn’t Find WebClient Service Within Services List on Windows Server 2012 R2 / Install Desktop Experience feature”

Install .NET 3.5 Framework on Windows Server 2012 R2

In this article, we will show

  • How to install .NET 3.5 Framework Features on Windows Server 2012 R2 (Offline)
  • How to install .NET 3.5 Framework Features on Windows Server 2012 R2 (Online)

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