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September 17, 2004 9:21:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

I have a server with 3 8.5 GB SCSI drives. C: is a 4GB
partition and is the system partition, the rest of that
drive is D:, which is spanned across the remaining
drives. C: contains active directory and acts as our
print server (clearly not enough room, I know).

I want to move C: to a new 36.5 GB SCSI drive. If I
install the new SCSI drive and copy C: to it, what are my
next steps to get it to boot to it?

I am thinking the following:
1. Install the new drive
2. Copy the files to it
3. Reassign the old C: drive a new letter
4. Reassign the new drive as the C: drive
5. Insert the 2000 Server disk and repair the MBR

Should this do the trick? Will I need to edit the SCSI
BIOS or terminate the SCSI drives differently or put the
new Drive in the 1st position in the SCSI chain?

Thanks in advance.

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Anonymous
September 17, 2004 10:52:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

donald

Your method might, with some modifications, have worked with NT4, but does
not work with Win2000. This MS Knowledge Base article describes a possible
solution:

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=249694

Best regards

Bjorn
--
Bjorn Landemoo - mvp2@landemoo.com - http://landemoo.com/
Microsoft MVP (Windows Server - File System)

"donald" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I have a server with 3 8.5 GB SCSI drives. C: is a 4GB
>partition and is the system partition, the rest of that
>drive is D:, which is spanned across the remaining
>drives. C: contains active directory and acts as our
>print server (clearly not enough room, I know).
>
>I want to move C: to a new 36.5 GB SCSI drive. If I
>install the new SCSI drive and copy C: to it, what are my
>next steps to get it to boot to it?
>
>I am thinking the following:
>1. Install the new drive
>2. Copy the files to it
>3. Reassign the old C: drive a new letter
>4. Reassign the new drive as the C: drive
>5. Insert the 2000 Server disk and repair the MBR
>
>Should this do the trick? Will I need to edit the SCSI
>BIOS or terminate the SCSI drives differently or put the
>new Drive in the 1st position in the SCSI chain?
>
>Thanks in advance.
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