How To Resize Citrix PVS vDIsk Using DiskPart Utility


  • If you have subversions or differential disks of the PVS disk, merge it to an base disk. Delete the merged version from the PVS console.
  • And also before performing any activity please backup the old VHD or vDisk, in case of corruption on disk same can be used.
  • The commands in this post must be run while the VHD file is closed not be in used. It cannot be attached with disk manager and it cannot be attached to a running VM.

1. Change vdisk to private mode.

2 Use inbuilt diskpart Utility to resize vdisk in any Windows Machine


3. Open Comand Prompt or Powershell and get Diskpart

On Diskpart enter “Select vDisk file=”


4. Enter “List vDisk”to check if the vDisk has been added or not.


5. After that Expand the vDisk by using following query “expand vDisk maximum=XXX (in Mb)”. The size should be in “MB”


6. On Diskpart enter “attach vDisk” to attach it. Type “list disk” to check if the vDisk has been attached.


7. Type “List Volume” to see what are the available volumes


8. Type “Select Volume 3” the vDisk which you want to resize and enter “Extend” to extend the vDisk.

Note: The number of the vDisk you want to resize.


9. Now the vDisk has been extended to verify type “List Volume” to see the status. after checking the status. Type “Detach” to detach the vDisk.




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