Add a disk, assign a drive letter or path, connect to disks remotely, create a logical drive or partition or volume, delete a partition or volume, extend a volume, format a disk, maintain disks, reactivate a disk, recover a failed or mirrored or RAID-5 volume, repair a partition or volume, rescan disks, restore disk configuration, revert a disk, update disk information, upgrade a disk, view status of a disk, and view status of a partition or volume.
Disk storage is managed in Windows 2000 Server with a snap-in called Disk Management. This snap-in is included as part of the Computer Management console or can be used to create a custom console. The procedures that follow assume that you have already opened Disk Management by either method.
Use Volume List view or Graphical view when you want to select a volume or partition (drive). Use Disk List view or Graphical view if you want to select a physical disk instead. See Disk Management for more information.
For most administrative tasks involving disks, you should be logged on as an Administrator in order to have sufficient rights.
Add a Disk
The procedure for adding new disks to a system depends on whether the system supports hot swapping or not:
- Hot swapping supported
Install the new disks, then open Disk Management, and select Action → Rescan Disks. If the change is not detected by Disk Management, reboot the system.
- Hot swapping not supported
Install the new disks, and reboot the system.
To remove disks from ...