Add New Disk To Windows Nano Server 2016 Using PowerShell

In this article, I’ll show how to add A Virtual Disk or a Physical disk to a Virtual Machine or Physical Server using Windows PowerShell.

With Windows Nano Server 2016 this Is the only way to add more storage to a Nano Server Virtual machine.

In this article, I’ll be using the built In Windows PowerShell Storage Module.

To get started, I have added 50GB Virtual Disk to a VM using Hyper-V.

To view the new disk run the cmdlet


Note the disk number on the left column, In my case, It’s number 1

Next, I’ll Initialize the new disk using

Initialize-Disk -Number 1

Next, I’ll create a new partition using the entire disk and assign a drive letter automatically

New-Partition -DiskNumber 1 -UseMaximumSize -AssignDriveLetter

As seen below, The new disk has been created with drive Letter E

Note down the Drive Letter and format the volume using

Format-volume -driveletter e

To view the new volume use: