Add Disk to Server Core Machine


I spend over two hours to configure the additional disk in my Server Core machine, so I thought of documenting the same. I had added a 10GB vhd to my server core machine, and was trying to configure it. Although I tried to use the Server Manager utility to configure the disk, I was not able to open the Disk Management screen from the Remote server. So I log onto the server core box, and started to configure it using DiskPart utility.
DiskPart

Start the Diskpart utility as shown in the above screenshot, then execute the below commands. The following command will select the second hard disk, create a Primary Partition, assign drive letter as E and then format the disk:

; Select the Harddisk 1
SELECT DISK 1
; Create a Primary Partition
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
; Assign the Drive Letter
ASSIGN LETTER=E
; Select the Newly Created Partition
SELECT PARTITION 1
; Format the Drive with NTFS 
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK

Next is the installation of SQL Server 2012 RC0 on Server Core, really excited about it !!

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About Sudeepta Ganguly

A SQL Server User... Still Learning
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