kopper27
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Alignment after P2V

hi guys

I've been reading a lot about Win2003 and WinXP  alignment... but one I want to know is how can I align my Windows 2003  after P2V? I mean for C: Drive

Paragon Aligment  Tool does not seem to work....every  time I use it and the VM is rebooted after "properly aligned" I get the  error "error loading operatyng system"

Since I use IBM Storag I don't have access to netapp tools

vOptimizer is only for 2 optimizations...

creating templates and align them is pretty easy but aligning after P2V I don't see too much documentation

by the way what is your recommendation for Windows 2003 aligment

I usually use 128 blocks x 512 = 64KB  for Windows XP

what about for Windows 2003? any recommendation

thanks a lot

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idle-jam
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kopper27
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thanks a lot

From experience guys

what do you recommend for starting offset 128 sectors=64Kb for Windows 2003?

or I should standardize to 2048 sectors=1024Kb Like windows 2008?

thanks a lot

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a_p_
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I usually use the 1 MB alignment. This way I have the option to do an inplace upgrade (if necessary/desired) in the future.

André

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kopper27
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ok you mean upgrade from W2003 to W2008 right?

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aparis
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Hey

The best practices for vOptimizer recommend that in windows 2003 to align your partition to 64 KB.

I hope this information become usefull to you.

Andre Paris

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a_p_
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kopper27 wrote:

ok you mean upgrade from W2003 to W2008 right?

Yes. An upgrade will not modify partitions and therefore I configure the alignment as it would be for Windows 2008.

André

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