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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Performing Disk Operations on IA32 Systems

Now that we've seen how the LDM works, let's use it to configure storage alternatives. The primary means for converting and configuring spinning storage is the Disk Management console, Diskmgmt.msc.

The snap-in for this console is included in the Computer Management console. You can open the Computer Management console via START | PROGRAMS | ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS | COMPUTER MANAGEMENT.

You can also open the Computer Management console by right-clicking the My Computer icon and selecting MANAGE from the flyout menu.

The Disk Management console does not manipulate the disk configuration directly. It communicates with the Logical Disk Server service via the Logical Disk Manager Administrator program, Dmadmin ...

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