How To Change the Maximum Virtual Hard Disk Size of a Windows Hyper-V Server?

Problem

Sometimes you want to increase the maximum virtual hard disk size of a Windows Hyper-V server.

Step by Step Guide

1) Open Windows Hyper-V Manager

Windows Server 2008 Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Hyper-V Manager.

2) Turn off the Virtual Machine that you want to increase Hard Disk Size

Right click Virtual Machine name and select "Turn Off".

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3) Select Virtual Machine and go into Setting window

Right click Virtual Machine name and select "settings....".

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4) Select Virtual Machine's hard drive property and go into Edit window

Click "Hard drive" in left of settings window and click "Edit" button in right of the window.

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5) Select "Expand" option in Choose Action tab and click "Next"

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6) Input the new disk size that you want to set and click "Next"

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7) Click "Finish".

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