Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring disk and file systems, part of Basic Installation and Configuration of Windows Server 2012.
…Now that we have talked about local disks and…volumes on Server 2012, let's go ahead and look at how we can manage them.…While it is possible to manage them from the file and storage services tile here,…there's actually a very limited amount of managing you're able to do here.…The only way to really do anything here is to right click on the volume you wish to…manage, and you see a very limited number things you're able to do.…A better place to manage your disk and volumes, is up here under tools,…computer manager and then click on Disk Manager.…
This brings up your disk management tool.…From here you can do a lot of things with your disk.…One thing we can do is we can right click on the volume, in this case the C…volume and now we can shrink the volume for example and make it smaller.…In this case, we will shrink it down by roughly 5 gig.…We put 5,000 in there and then click Shrink.…Now, we are just shy of 5 gig of unallocated space on this hard disk.…
Now, we have unallocated space, we can put something else there.…
Learn how to choose an edition that's right for your setup, install Windows Server 2012 and the VirtualBox drivers, and then configure the services and roles on your new server. Timothy also shows how to set up local storage and manage Windows Server in one of two ways: through the command line or with the simple admin interface that ships with Windows Server.
- Installing Windows Server 2012
- Installing VirtualBox drivers
- Configuring server roles
- Configuring services
- Configuring disk and file systems
- Using alternative administration methods
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why can't I get my servers to talk to each other when I attempt to add a standalone computer virtual machine (VM) to my domain VM in VirtualBox?
A: Check the following settings if you are having this problem.
- Are your VMs' network adapters set to host-only?
- Do all your VMs have the correct IP address?
- Do all your VMs have the default gateway set to the same IP address of the host-only adapter in your domain controller VM?
- Is your DHCP server set up to manage the same IP address range of the IP address you are attempting to manually enter into your standalone server's VM?