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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Adding New Disks and Volumes to Windows

When a disk is added to a Windows Server 2012 system, the disk must first be brought online and initialized before it can be configured for use within the operating system. Windows Server 2012 can detect most new disk additions most disks without a reboot, but this, of course, depends on the disk and controller type. For example, if a new disk is added to a system with a RAID-compatible disk controller, it will not be detected or available to Windows until the new disk is configured using the RAID controller configuration utility. When a new disk is ready to be added into the Windows Server 2012 operating system, follow these steps:

1. Log on to the Windows Server 2012 system with an account with administrator ...

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