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Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Configuration, Storage, & Essentials by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 13. Configuring disks and storage

Configuring storage

Managing MBR disk partitions on basic disks

Managing GPT disk partitions on basic disks

Managing volumes on dynamic disks

One of your most important tasks as a Windows Server administrator is configuring and maintaining storage. Increasingly, servers use both physical drives installed internally and virtual disks from attached storage. Whether you work with virtual disks from attached storage or physical disks installed within servers, you must configure the disks for use by choosing a disk partition style and a disk storage type to use. After you configure drives, you prepare them to store data by partitioning them and creating file systems.

Windows Server supports two techniques for partitioning ...

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