Resize Windows 2003 Server partition easily without data loss - Partition Magic Server Free


Resize Windows 2003 server partition with Partition Magic Server




  • STEP 1: Download Free and install the partition magic server on your Window server 2003.



  •  STEP 2: Launch the program – to extend one partition, you need to get free space from other partition, so choose the partition that you want to get free space from, and go to “Move/Resize Partition” to shrink space for preparation.


get unallocated space from other partition



STEP 3: See the unallocated space get close to the system drive

unallocated free space


STEP 4: Right click the partition you want to extend, select “Move/Resize” to extend

extend server 2003


STEP 5: Click “Apply” to apply all changes and then your system partition would be expanded. 






How to Resize Windows 2003 Server Partition Easily without Data Loss?


Partition Magic Free

If you are going to resize partition 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 resize Windows server 2003 partition 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 resize server 2003 partition like that, so here we will introduce you cost-effective server partition manager to resize partition on Windows 2003 server easily without data loss.


Windows 2003 server partition running out of space

When it comes to low disk problem, I know most server users are not unfamiliar with this. No matter how careful you allocate the partition size while building your Windows server 2003, after using the server for a while, you may feel awkward to find how quickly application, Windows update installs, caches or temporary files eat up your free space and cluster your system. We know the server is always critical for one company or organization, so is it possible to solve such low disk space problem quickly to optimize Windows 2003 server performance and minimize the 2003 server downtime?


Solutions to solve low disk space problem on Windows 2003 server

Yes, there are several solutions to such low disk problem on Windows 2003 server:


The First one, to back up the whole HDD or/and individual partition of your server 2003, and reinstall Windows 2003 and use the partition setup part to create the new partitions. Then recover the Backup partitions' images back to the HDD, which can be expanded or reduced proportionally to the new sizes. If you have enough time and patience, you can do like this, but we have to admit it is very time consuming.

The Second one is to use Diskpart.exe built in Windows 2003 server, it is a command-line utility which enables explicit control of partitions and volumes. While about its "Extend" feature, there are several things needing your attention:


  1. The volume must be formatted with the NTFS file system;
  2. The unallocated space for the extension must be the next contiguous space on the same disk, if there is no unallocated space behind it, you have to delete one partition to expand;
  3. Only the extension of data volumes is supported. System or boot volumes may be blocked from being extended.

And here is the way to resize Windows 2003 server partition with Diskpart.exe:
1. Press "Windows" and "R" key, type "cmd", in the pop-up window, type "diskpart" and press "Enter" to continue.
2. Type "list volume" to display the existing volumes on the disks.
3. Type "select volume X". X is the number of the data partition that you want to extend.
4. Type "extend size=XXX".


Resize Windows 2003 server partition with Diskpart.exe



The third one is to make use of third party server partition manager like Partition Magic Server. This way is highly suggested as it provides easy-to-use and reliable ways to manage hard disk partition on Windows 2003 server easily. Apart from the feature of resizing partition, it enables you to manage your Windows 2003 server partition fully ranging from Merge Partition, Change Cluster Size, Copy Partition, Copy Disk, Create partition and Delete partitions, Format partitions, Convert partitions, Explore partitions, Hide and Unhide partitions, Set active partition, Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk, etc. You can refer to step-by-step instructions to resize Windows server 2003 partition with Partition Magic Server.






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