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Working with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials by Andrew Edney, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Managing Disks

During the installation of SBS 2011 Essentials, the primary hard disk is partitioned into three partitions (volumes)—a hidden 100 MB partition that is the system volume, a 60 GB partition (drive C) that holds the Windows system files, and a third partition (drive D) that has the remaining available space, as shown in Figure 7-1.

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials creates three partitions by default.

Figure 7-1. Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials creates three partitions by default.

Note

With SBS 2011 Essentials, it’s not normally recommended to use the native Disk Management console. You should use the Dashboard whenever possible, but certain operations can only be done from the Disk Management ...

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