28 July 2007

It was fairly simple to do that and one of the following link can help you with this.

http://mcpmag.com/columns/rss.asp?editorialsid=1169

http://vmprofessional.com/index.php?content=2k3resize
http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=685039

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=1647
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590

Sample from my case:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600](C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\vjs866\Desktop>cd \

C:\>cd "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation"

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation>vmware -vdiskmanager -x 34gb "C:\1\Virtual Machines\Win2003Ent\Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition-cl1.vmdk"

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation>vmware-vdiskmanager -x 34gb "C:\1\Virtual Machines\Win2003Ent\Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition-cl1.vmdk"Using log file

C:\DOCUME~1\vjs866\LOCALS~1\Temp\vmware-vjs866\vdiskmanager.logFailed to open the disk 'C:\1\Virtual Machines\Win2003Ent\Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition-cl1.vmdk' : Failed to lock the file (16392).Failed to open disk 'C:\1\Virtual Machines\Win2003Ent\Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition-cl1.vmdk' : Failed to lock the file (16392).

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation>vmware-vdiskmanager -x 34gb "C:\1\Virtual Machines\Win2003Ent\Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition-cl1.vmdk"Using log file

C:\DOCUME~1\vjs866\LOCALS~1\Temp\vmware-vjs866\vdiskmanager.log Grow: 100% done.The old geometry C/H/S of the disk is: 3263/255/63The new geometry C/H/S of the disk is: 4438/255/63Disk expansion completed successfully.

WARNING: If the virtual disk is partitioned, you must use a third-party utility in the virtual machine to expand the size of the partitions. For more information, see: http://www.vmware.com/support/kb/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1647

Please post your comment if this post help you are you have some suggestions.

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