Tag: Command Prompt

Send a message to users RDP’d to server

There are 2 users currently logged on a server via remote desktop protocol (RDP) and want to asked them to log out while I perform maintenance. There is a utility in Windows called MSG . It is a utility to send a message to a user that’s currently logged onto a system.

To send a message to a remote server, from the terminal:

$>  msg * /server:SERVER1 /time:30 /v "Could either USER1 or USER4 logout until 1PM? I need access to prepare for the migration next week"
  • * : I’m sending the message to all sessions
  • /server: The name of the server I’m sending the message to.
  • /time:30 : I’m giving the users 30 seconds to acknowledge the message. If no time is listed, the message will stay on the screen until the users click OK.
  • /v : verbose
  • The message to the users should be in quotes
The message as it appears to the users logged into the server

This works in both PowerShell and command prompt.

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Adding space to a vDisk on a PERC 5/i Controller Part 2 of 3

To Grow the D:\ Drive

This is part 2 of the “Adding space to a vDisk on a PERC 5/i Controller” post.

Back to Part 1

  • Launch diskpart from the command prompt.  #diskpart (enter)
  • It opens in another window.  Enter  #LIST DISK (enter) and review the disks of the server.
  • Enter #LIST VOLUME   (enter) to view the volumes. Note the volume numbers next to the drive letter.  You will select the volume that you would like to grow.

diskpart-listvolume

  • #LIST PARTITION (to view the partitions)

diskpart-listpartition

  • Enter #SELECT DISK # (the number of the volume you’re growing). This is to bring focus on the disk that you’re working with. OR
  • Enter #SELECT VOLUME 2 (the D:\  is what we’re growing so we will have enough space to ‘give’ to C:\)
  • Decide on the size that you’d like to grow the disk by (in MB). In this example, we grew the disk by 100GB. Enter #EXTEND SIZE=100000 (100GB~)
  • You’ll see the success message immediately  following.
  • Enter #LIST VOLUME (to review the size of the new volume.  It will have an asterisk beside it)

diskpart-extend

  • Enter #LIST DISK to view the available space on the vDisk.

diskpart-listdisk-done

  • Enter #EXIT to close diskpart.
  • Go back to disk management and view the size change of D:\ and the unallocated space.

diskmgmt-unallocated2

Next Step: Growing the C:\ Drive

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