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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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.

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Install .NET 3.5 Framework on Windows Server 2012 R2

In Windows Server 2012 R2, When I tried to prepare a SharePoint environment that requires installing a Web and Application roles that automatically bundle the .Net 4.5 Framework feature.

But when I tried to install Workflow Manager that require installing .Net Framework 3.5. it informs me the .Net Framework 3.5 is not installed on your server.

Thence, I tried to add new feature via Server Manager that require specifying an alternative source path to can continue as shown below.

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I specified the source path to .Net Framework 3.5 offline package that located in a newly created folder located in path E:\sources\SxS   > OK > Install.

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But unfortunately, I got the following error  Continue reading “Install .NET 3.5 Framework on Windows Server 2012 R2”