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.
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 !!