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Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Disks—Tools

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In addition to the tools for managing disks in WS2003, you can also use the diskpart and defrag commands to manage and defragment volumes and partitions from the command line or to schedule disk-management tasks.

Disk Management

Disk Management, a snap-in that is part of Computer Management, is the primary tool for managing disks on local or remote computers. It can be used to add and remove disks, create and manage partitions and volumes, change drive letters, mount volumes, create fault-tolerant volumes, configure disk quotas, and so on. The way Disk Management displays information can be changed using the View menu as follows.

View Top

Lets you display one of three views in the top portion of the righthand pane

Disk List

Provides information about the physical disks (hard drives, CD-ROM drives, and so on) in your system

Volume List

Provides information about the partitions, volumes, and logical drives on your hard disks

Graphical View

Shows information about the partitions, volumes, and logical drives on your disks using color-coded regions

View Bottom

Lets you do the same and also lets you hide the bottom pane entirely, which is useful if you have a lot of disks or volumes on your system

View Settings

Lets you change the color coding and horizontal scaling of the regions in Graphical view

View All Drive Paths

Displays any drive paths (volume mount points) on a disk system that is configured for dynamic storage

Disk Defragmenter

This snap-in, also part of Computer ...

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