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I guess when you say "partition" here you actually mean "VD"?
I suggest you create only one 100GB VD and install OS on it. Remember to load the ESRT2 driver durint OS installation. After Windows is installed, install RWC2 and run it to create the second VD. Make it a GPT in Disk Management, and you should be able to format it.
Edward, I completed this issue. Ultimately I resoved it by installing the Intel RAID Console program, available in the download section, after reading the readme file from the RAID console software. I installed the primary VD for Windows Server, started Windows, installed Intel chipset software, and then installed and configured the second VD via the RAID Console.
My beef is interface with Embedded Technology II is too vague. You can create all the virtual drives you want, but not append it with a new drive after a reboot. I attempted to do this by selecting everything from add or configure, view, etc. Unless I am missing something there is no reason for me to spend more than 10 minutes in the interface.
I will acknowledge it took me forever to complete this issue as I have normal work responsibilities and other obligations that extended this project well beyond the normal installation.
The RAID documentation should have clearly stated the Intel RAID Console would be the best route to take to creating the second VD and then go into Windows disk management to format it.
Thanks for your insight. I am discusted that Intel doesn't recognize nor comprehesively support Linux. Small business cannot afford to use RedHat nor SUSE at the prices they charge for annual subscription. I am forced to commit to other 3rd party companies for comprehensive and resourceful solutions and at this time Intel doesn't appreciate the micro-businesses out there that have 20 or less computers/personel in my opinion.