STEP 1: Download Free and install the partition magic server on your Window server 2003.
STEP 3: See the unallocated space near the system drive
STEP 4: Right click the partition you want to extend, select “Move/Resize” to extend
STEP 5: See partition which has already been extended.
STEP 6: Click “Apply” to apply all changes and then your system partition would be expanded.
Partition Magic Free
If you need to change partition size on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, Partition Magic Free opens up all features to manage your hard disk and partition for free, like resize/move partition, create/delete partition, merge/split partition, copy/delete partition, etc. while if you want to change partition size on server 2003 for free with partition magic free, you need to remove the disk from the server 2003 and connect it to PCs to do all operations. It sounds a little ridiculous to change partition size on server 2003 like that, so here we will introduce you cost-effective server partition manager to change partition size on Windows server 2003 easily without data loss.
Need to change partition size on server 2003
Windows server 2003 plays a big role for one company or enterprise to make all things working right. While there are always kindly of disk space problems bothering the server administrators, say, the system partition running out of space with years of use, or disk partitioned not as you expected, or need to change partition size for special use, etc.
Although the server is usually partitioned carefully while builidng the server, while things are always changing, especially for the system partition. Speaking from current experience, I have inherited no less than five active servers with primary partitions no larger than 12GB. Of those, three are beginning to fail due to the lack of drive space on their primary. And if the system partition is running out of space and struggles for unallocated space, you will have a big problem to ensure the server performance, so an easy and safe solution to change partition size on server 2003 will help a lot.
Typical example for needing change partition size on server 2003
I have a very important server running Windows Server 2003 and my System partition is becoming too small, it's slowing down the machine. I have already tried all the cleaning stuff and transferring some "unimportant softs" on the "Saves" partition but it didn't help much at all. Is there a way to re-partition my hard-drive that will work on a 2003 Server, that's not too expensive and that could be used without turning the machine off. If there is no other way, then I'll have to reinstall the OS, but it will have to wait for the weekend. Thanks for your suggestions.
How to change partition size on server 2003
Originally, you can make a backup for the system and all important files, and delete partition or reinstall the server system for a larger system partition, but you know that is time-consuming, it is not your first choice.
Also, if you want to change the size of non-system partition, you can use use diskpart.exe as below:
while if it's the system partition you want to change, as far as I know, this command cannot help, therefore, here we will introduce you this third party Partition Magic Server to change partition size on server 2003, no matter whether it is system partition or data partition that you want to change the size.