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mikee829
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Template Name: 2016.STD.x64.EVAL.US-English.gz
Vendor: Digital Ocean

Vendor Service Package: 512MB Droplet

Physical or Virtual: Digital Ocean
Hard drive: 20GB+30GB SSD
RAM: 512MB

 

Error Information: The additional storage (30GB) is not recognized by the windows server

 

Thanks all!

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Posted : April 28, 2017 6:54 pm
SysAdmin
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Posted by: mikee829

 

Template Name: 2016.STD.x64.EVAL.US-English.gz
Vendor: Digital Ocean

Vendor Service Package: 512MB Droplet

Physical or Virtual: Digital Ocean
Hard drive: 20GB+30GB SSD
RAM: 512MB

 

Error Information: The additional storage (30GB) is not recognized by the windows server

 

Thanks all!

   

What steps did you take (Please provide details) to confirm the Microsoft Windows OS was unable to recognize the additional storage?

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Posted : April 28, 2017 7:10 pm
mikee829
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Not much, I opened "my computer" and it's not there.  (but it's the same issue as other people in the comments section - https://www.whatuptime.com/installing-microsoft-windows-onto-digitalocean-droplet/#comment-46 -  and also the same issue as the closed thread called "VOLUME" on this forum - https://www.whatuptime.com/community/technical-support/volume/   )

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Posted : April 28, 2017 7:16 pm
mikee829
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What steps should I take?

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Posted : April 28, 2017 7:19 pm
SysAdmin
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Posted by: mikee829

 

Not much, I opened "my computer" and it's not there.  (but it's the same issue as other people in the comments section - https://www.whatuptime.com/installing-microsoft-windows-onto-digitalocean-droplet/#comment-46 -  and also the same issue as the closed thread called "VOLUME" on this forum - https://www.whatuptime.com/community/technical-support/volume/   )

   

When you add a raw disk to Microsoft Windows it won't show under "My Computer" as a drive until you format it and assign a drive letter.

Please check the Windows Disk Manager (Disk Management) to see if the new vDisk you added it showing. If so, you need only to right-click on it and format it and assign a drive letter.

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Posted : April 28, 2017 7:21 pm
mikee829
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This is my disk_management... and it's not there.  And there is a weird 5GB unallocated space (which I never had before on the previous Windows servers I installed on DigitalOcean)

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Posted : April 28, 2017 7:27 pm
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Posted by: mikee829

 

This is my disk_management... and it's not there.  And there is a weird 5GB unallocated space (which I never had before on the previous Windows servers I installed on DigitalOcean)

   

The unallocated space is due to the Microsoft Windows template being built using a 15GB vDisk. Once you have the Microsoft Windows template installed you can safely expand your partition to include the entire drive allocated to you by DigitalOcean.

Thank you for the screenshot, exactly the information I desired! 🙂

I will have to investigate adding additional disk with DigitalOcean, however I have a lot of other things I need to complete first, Sorry!

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Posted : April 28, 2017 7:47 pm
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Posted by: ihadp

 

Posted by: mikee829

 

This is my disk_management... and it's not there.  And there is a weird 5GB unallocated space (which I never had before on the previous Windows servers I installed on DigitalOcean)

   

The unallocated space is due to the Microsoft Windows template being built using a 15GB vDisk. Once you have the Microsoft Windows template installed you can safely expand your partition to include the entire drive allocated to you by DigitalOcean.

Thank you for the screenshot, exactly the information I desired! 🙂

I will have to investigate adding additional disk with DigitalOcean, however I have a lot of other things I need to complete first, Sorry!

   

Ok! Let us know!

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Posted : April 28, 2017 7:49 pm
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Posted by: mikee829

 

Posted by: ihadp

 

Posted by: mikee829

 

This is my disk_management... and it's not there.  And there is a weird 5GB unallocated space (which I never had before on the previous Windows servers I installed on DigitalOcean)

   

The unallocated space is due to the Microsoft Windows template being built using a 15GB vDisk. Once you have the Microsoft Windows template installed you can safely expand your partition to include the entire drive allocated to you by DigitalOcean.

Thank you for the screenshot, exactly the information I desired! 🙂

I will have to investigate adding additional disk with DigitalOcean, however I have a lot of other things I need to complete first, Sorry!

   

Ok! Let us know!

   

Absolutely!

Were you able to expand your partition without issue?

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Posted : April 28, 2017 7:51 pm
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I didn't try to expand, it was a clean install.

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Posted : April 28, 2017 8:02 pm
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Posted by: mikee829

 

I didn't try to expand, it was a clean install.

   

If you wish to use all of the disk space provided by DigitalOcean you will need to expand the partition using Windows Disk Management.

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Posted : April 28, 2017 8:04 pm
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Posted by: ihadp

 

Posted by: mikee829

 

I didn't try to expand, it was a clean install.

   

If you wish to use all of the disk space provided by DigitalOcean you will need to expand the partition using Windows Disk Management.

   

Yes, yes, of course I was able to extend the partition in Disk Management. 🙂  I thought you were talking about extending the SSD storage to an existing DigitalOcean Droplet, which I didn't do.

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Posted : April 28, 2017 8:12 pm
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Posted by: mikee829

 

Posted by: ihadp

 

Posted by: mikee829

 

I didn't try to expand, it was a clean install.

   

If you wish to use all of the disk space provided by DigitalOcean you will need to expand the partition using Windows Disk Management.

   

Yes, yes, of course I was able to extend the partition in Disk Management. 🙂  I thought you were talking about extending the SSD storage to an existing DigitalOcean Droplet, which I didn't do.

   

Awesome 🙂

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Posted : April 28, 2017 8:24 pm
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Was able to fix the issue by installing this driver:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Windows_Virtio_Drivers#Direct_download

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Posted : May 6, 2017 10:52 am
SysAdmin
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Posted by: mikee829

 

Was able to fix the issue by installing this driver:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Windows_Virtio_Drivers#Direct_download

   

The VirtIO drivers are already included with the Microsoft Windows template, without them Windows would never run on a Droplet in the first place.

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Posted : May 6, 2017 5:25 pm
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Posted by: @mikee829

Was able to fix the issue by installing this driver:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Windows_Virtio_Drivers#Direct_download

Thanks! Installed the driver in amd64\w10\ on the unrecognized SCSI in device manager and the extra volume instantly showed up in device manager

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Posted : February 7, 2020 7:46 am
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Posted by: @hora
Posted by: @mikee829

Was able to fix the issue by installing this driver:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Windows_Virtio_Drivers#Direct_download

Thanks! Installed the driver in amd64\w10\ on the unrecognized SCSI in device manager and the extra volume instantly showed up in device manager

Awesome, thank you for reporting back!

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Posted : February 11, 2020 1:17 am
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