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290 training kit - low disk space

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by sangstar, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. sangstar

    sangstar Bit Poster

    im attempting to work through the training kit by MS.
    the book says to allocate 3gb hd, and 1gb unpartitioned space.
    now the first step is to run microsoft updates (update the server) now during this phase i keep getting the low disk space balloon, and my computer shows only 45.2mb free space.

    any help people? I want to follow as the book says, so i didnt make a bigger hd in virtual pc, but this is well dumb!
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    I am not doing that subject but I started using virtual pc the other day and made partitions of 6.5GB for each OS.

    I have always found that if something says it needs 1GB RAM it needs double that, the same with everything else.
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  3. Stoney

    Stoney Megabyte Poster

    You should be able to convert the .vhd file to a dynamic disk in the settings menu of Virtual pc. That way the disk will grow as more data is saved to it.

    I'm not sure if this will change the partition size of the W2K3 installation, but you could create an extended partition on your C: drive and increase the disk space that way?

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  4. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    i doubt that the disk size is of any consequence, so you can make it bigger as you need. Remember, the space recommended might have been more than adequate at the time of going to print, but there have been a lot of patches released.

    its really no big deal if you dont follow the book to the letter in this.
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  5. sangstar

    sangstar Bit Poster

    thanks people. I cant extend c:\ because it is a system partition, i dont want to jump ahead and do extra things, because i want to follow the book strp by step, so i dont miss anything out.

    The updates included SP2, but that i stopped, so without SP2 there is 710 MB remaining which is hardly anything, especially one i started adding the additional windows applications (dhcp, dns, etc). Im going to recreate the vhd tomorrow, make 5gb c:\ partition and 2gb unpartitioned space, as opposed to the 3gb c:\ and 1 gb unpartitioned space. This took up my whole learning time today, because MS Server 2003 takes ages installing on Virt-PC, then the updates, it all so time consuming on my crap laptop!
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  6. Sparky
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    You are probably looking at 15GB min for a system partition to run Server 2003. Remember SP2 has been released after your book was published which increases the size of the install and also the overall install size varies depending on what roles your server is running. 8)
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  7. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

    when you install xp and server it tells you to install with x amount of space, ignore it and use alot more. its saying that because its the minimum amount to install the o/s but its way too small if you want to then install updates and software. i found this out when i was following the M$ lab books.

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  8. violalee

    violalee New Member

    Windows created the low disk space warning to alert computer users when their hard drive is running low on available disk space. Then you will see on a fairly regular basis as your hard drive fills up is the Low Disk Space warning.


    In this condition, you should delete some of the files or data on the disk to spare some space or reallocate the disk space in three ways( some software may help you like acronis disk director or easeus partition manager,etc.) here is a solution http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=13505150#post13505150
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