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June 26, 2004 8:26:48 PM

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New IBM xSeries 235 Server came preloaded with W2K Server
installed. However, they partioned only 4GB for C: drive
for OS and on top of that made it FAT32 instead of NTFS.

I have two mirrored drives totalling 73GB, so I could
allocate more space to C:, but are there any alternatives
available other than reformatting the drive with NTFS to
be able to install AD?

This server is going to be used as a Terminal Server for
our remote offices.

thx in advance

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Anonymous
June 27, 2004 6:08:12 AM

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"JT" <pvtpilot@dtnspeed.net> wrote in message
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> New IBM xSeries 235 Server came preloaded with W2K Server
> installed. However, they partioned only 4GB for C: drive
> for OS and on top of that made it FAT32 instead of NTFS.
>
> I have two mirrored drives totalling 73GB, so I could
> allocate more space to C:, but are there any alternatives
> available other than reformatting the drive with NTFS to
> be able to install AD?
>
> This server is going to be used as a Terminal Server for
> our remote offices.
>
> thx in advance

There is no need to repartion in order to convert from Fat32 to NTFS. You
can type CONVERT /? at a command prompt for a possible option.

CONVERT c: /FS:NTFS to convert the c drive.
June 27, 2004 9:57:00 AM

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It worked flawlessly....I was able to install AD
afterwards....thx

>-----Original Message-----
>
>"JT" <pvtpilot@dtnspeed.net> wrote in message
>news:21da901c45bd5$0d8fdc30$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>> New IBM xSeries 235 Server came preloaded with W2K
Server
>> installed. However, they partioned only 4GB for C:
drive
>> for OS and on top of that made it FAT32 instead of
NTFS.
>>
>> I have two mirrored drives totalling 73GB, so I could
>> allocate more space to C:, but are there any
alternatives
>> available other than reformatting the drive with NTFS
to
>> be able to install AD?
>>
>> This server is going to be used as a Terminal Server
for
>> our remote offices.
>>
>> thx in advance
>
>There is no need to repartion in order to convert from
Fat32 to NTFS. You
>can type CONVERT /? at a command prompt for a possible
option.
>
>CONVERT c: /FS:NTFS to convert the c drive.
>
>
>.
>
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June 27, 2004 12:18:05 PM

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"JT" wrote:
| New IBM xSeries 235 Server came preloaded with W2K Server
| installed. However, they partioned only 4GB for C: drive
| for OS and on top of that made it FAT32 instead of NTFS.
|
| I have two mirrored drives totalling 73GB, so I could
| allocate more space to C:, but are there any alternatives
| available other than reformatting the drive with NTFS to
| be able to install AD?
|
| This server is going to be used as a Terminal Server for
| our remote offices.
|
| thx in advance
June 27, 2004 4:56:26 PM

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Instead of multi posting, please cross post in future, by entering all
addressess seperated by colon, in the address box. That way we could all
follow the posts in whichever ng

"JT" <pvtpilot@dtnspeed.net> wrote in message
news:21da901c45bd5$0d8fdc30$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> New IBM xSeries 235 Server came preloaded with W2K Server
> installed. However, they partioned only 4GB for C: drive
> for OS and on top of that made it FAT32 instead of NTFS.
>
> I have two mirrored drives totalling 73GB, so I could
> allocate more space to C:, but are there any alternatives
> available other than reformatting the drive with NTFS to
> be able to install AD?
>
> This server is going to be used as a Terminal Server for
> our remote offices.
>
> thx in advance
!