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With the system disk now a dynamic disk, all that needs to be done is to add the new disk as a mirror of the system disk. To achieve this right click on the system volume in the Disk Management graphical view and select ''Add Mirror...'' from the popup menu. The resulting ''Add Mirror'' dialog will list the disk drives available on the system. Select the desired disk (in this case disk 1) as shown below:
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[[Image:windows_server_2008_select_system_mirror_disk.jpg|Selecting a Mirror Disk for a Windows Server 2008 system volume]]
With a suitable mirror disk selected, click on ''Add Mirror'' to begin the resynching process. During this phase the operating system will copy all the files from the original system volume (including System, Boot, PageFile and Crash Dump) to the mirror disk. It will also create the master boot record (MBR). Finally, Windows will add the mirror as a secondary boot option in the Boot Manager such that it can be selected when the system is rebooted. During the reboot process the boot menu will appear listing the shadow system partition as ''Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - secondary plex'':
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[[Image:windows_server_2008_second_plex_boot.jpg|The Windows Server 2008 boot menu with system mirror listed as secondary plex]]
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