How to increase system drive from template

Hi, im building Windows servers from template with C: 50gb, i have a request to build a new server wih 100gb, how do we increase C: size to 100gb from this template before starting he build?



not sure if you can from the template but the process is very easy.

Once you have the vm cloned, just increase the hard disk to 100. Ideally you want one vmdk per drive

then in windows, rescan the hard disks in computer management/Disk Management, right click and rescan.

You should see the extra disk and can just extend the volume.



not sure if you can from the template but the process is very easy.

Once you have the vm cloned, just increase the hard disk to 100. Ideally you want one vmdk per drive

then in windows, rescan the hard disks in computer management/Disk Management, right click and rescan.

You should see the extra disk and can just extend the volume.



I think you will have to create a vm from the template, increase the drive sizes as you see fit, then convert it back to template again.



you could do that, but this is a one off request I assume? I find it better to be conservative on the template, then just increase based on the purpose of the server. We use the same template for all servers, and group policy defines what role it will play. If it is a file server for example, we would allocate more storage as needed



Many thanks all.



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