Have an old Win2003 server with 1 SCSI hard drive partitioned as follows:
D: boot (includes D:\ntldr, boot.ini, etc.) C: system (includes C:\WINDOWS)
Want to move the whole system to new hardware with bigger drives and different controllers. Specifically, C: to a 300GB SAS drive, and D: to a 2TB SATA drive.
VMWare Converter -> VMWare Server -> Diskpart
Result: Diskpart refuses to resize system or boot disks
VMWare Converter -> VMWare Server -> GParted
Result: Will not boot (see http://serverfault.com/questions/219868/resize-ntfs-system-partitions-with-gparted )
Attach original VMWare disk to a duplicate VMWare install -> Diskpart
Result: Will not boot (goes to Directory Services Restore mode)
Backup Exec System Recovery Server Edition 2010 with Restore Anywhere
(tried restoring both to VMWare and to the bare system, without VMWare)
Update: After editing boot.ini manually with Knoppix (changing the rdisk to 1 instead of 0), it booted, but now I get error **LSASS.EXE System Error - Directory Service cannot start error 0xc00002e1. Press OK to shutdown the system. Use Recovery Console to diagnose further. I went to the Recovery Console but am not sure what to do from here.
Reinstalling Windows from scratch is not an option due to critical custom software heavily embedded on the original machine.
Has anyone been in a similar situation (with unusual boot/system partitions) before and figured out how to resize onto different disks?