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Expanding Virtual Hard Disk Size


I do most of my development between one of several local virtual machines. Today I ran into an issue, where I was installing the Infrastructure Updates to my environment on one of my machines, and low and behold, it ate up all but a few hundred megs of space on the drive after the SP1 installations and the WSS infrastructure update. The bad news – Infrastructure updates cannot be uninstalled, so I needed to get the MOSS Infrastructure update done to actually be able to use SharePoint at all on this development machine.

My host machine is running Vista, so, that ruled out this handy utility from Xtralogic (http://www.xtralogic.com/), as it does not support Vista.

I did come across this one however, which is even better, as it’s free: http://vmtoolkit.com/files/folders/converters/entry87.aspx

I found a great article explaining how to get it done here: http://kb.dutchalps.com/microsoftvirtualpc.htm

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About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for BlueMetal Architects, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 13 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

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