Overview of GParted
GParted is an open-source alternative: Gnome Partition Editor, which is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). You can download it from many famous software websites. GParted works great with RAID and NTFS partitions. By using GParted, one can perform different operations in partition management including moving and resizing partitions.
Use GParted to repartition Windows Server
Because GParted is an open-source program, you use it at your own risk. Therefore, it’s important that you create a good backup before you run GParted. Failure during repartitioning could cripple the whole server. Many geeks like this free solution. To use GParted, you must first download the CD Image file (.iso file) of GParted Live for this program. There are many instructions on where to find and how to burn the GParted ISO file, so I skip them here.
In this example, you’ll learn to resize a partition with GParted
1. Boot your PC from the bootable media containing the Gparted image files. Then, all partitions will appear on the main interface.
2. Right-click on the partition you want to resize and select “Resize/Move”.
3. Resize the partition by dragging it leftwards or rightwards. When it’s done, hit “Resize/Move”.
4. Click on “Apply” to commit the pending operation.
An easier alternative to GParted for repartitioning Windows Server
As you can see above, GParted is a very complicated tool for computing novices. Many people don’t even know the right way to burn the ISO file. Instead, I think you’d better find another third-party server partition software taking the place of GParted repartition Windows Server. Here, I recommend you to try AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition, which supports Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012(R2)/2008(R2)/2003, ect. It has no limits like Windows built-in disk manager and is easy to use as some commercial solutions.
Next, I will show you how to use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition to repartition Windows Server. Because Windows Server 2019 is the newest server version, system partition is the most often needed to resize, so I take how to resize/extend system partition on Windows Server 2019 with AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition for example.
2 solutions to repartition Windows Server with AOMEI Partition Assistant Server
Step1: Download the demo version for a free trial, install and open, you will see its interface as the following picture. Choose the option of “Extend Partition Wizard” from the left toolbar. See picture below.
Step 2: In the pop-up window, the first method is a wizard of extending system partition on Windows Server 2012. Click “Next” to go to the next step.
Step 3: Click “Next” to go.
Step 4: Select the D: partition to take the free space from.
Step 5: Extend system partition by moving the slider.
Step 6: All is OK, click to “Proceed” to commit the changes.
Step 1: After running the program, Right click partition E and select “Allocate Free Space” option. In the pop-up window, type the value and select C: (system partition). Click “OK” to back to the main screen.
Step 2: Back to the main menu, click “Apply” to proceed if you have no question.
Comparing the two solutions, I think Solution B is easier. In only a few steps can you repartition Windows Server successfully with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition, and the system won’t need to reinstall or reboot, the data won’t lose. So, I think AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition can completely replace GParted repartition Windows Server.