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Problem

I had a windows 2003 virtual machine (but this is valid to windows  XP as well) and I wanted to expend its OS drive (but it is valid for every disk drive). I didn’t have one disk which was divided to several partitions. I had several disks which were separated to different partitions.

 Solution

Important Notice: this article does not apply to virtual machines which have snapshots. (In case of snapshots please delete all snapshots first, and take a new snapshot after the change)

  • Power off the virtual machine.
  • Right click virtual machine > Edit Settings > Hard Disk 1 > Changing the size of drive c into the size that you want your drive will expand to (in our example  15GB)

             

  • Upload into the ESX server BartPE – iso file (I am using a software called:  Tunnelier, can be download from: http://www.bitvise.com/download-area)
  • Right click virtual machine > Edit Settings > CD/DVD Drive 1 > Datastore iso file  > the iso file from the previous bullet   > connect at power on
  • Power on the virtual machine
  • Click on GO > Command Prompt
  • Write diskpart + Enter
  • Write list disk (You should see in the column Size the new size which you enter and in the column Free the free space)

             

  • Write list volume (You should see in the column Size the old size)

            

  • Select the volume you need and enter : select volume= VOL_NUM
  • Write: extend (wait for successful message)
  • Go to  > shutdown > shutdown
  • Right click virtual machine > Edit Settings > CD/DVD Drive 1 > Client Device
  • Power on the virtual machine
  • Make sure the disk c is larger than before
  • All Done 🙂

Idit.

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Problem

I have installed VMware Workstation 6.5.4 on top of Windows 2008 R2, and while I tried to resume one of my virtual machines (which I moved to Suspended State), I’ve received the following error: Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to.

Solution

1. Open task manager and kill vmware-auth.exe process.

2. Open services.msc as administrator (Right Click on Services > Open as Administrator) and restart “VMware Authorization service”

3. Refresh the VMware Workstation page and try again.

4. Fixed!

Idit.

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