PartitionMagic and its Alternative for Windows Server 2003 [with Pictures]

Is it’s available to use PartitionMagic in Windows Server 2003? If not, how can you manage Windows Server 2003 disk and partitions? Read this post to get answers.


By Bryce / Updated on May 12, 2023

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About PartitionMagic

PartitionMagic was initially made by PowerQuest Corporation. As one of the most popular hard drive the board applications, it covers different capacities, including resizing/moving/consolidating segments and changing FAT32 over to NTFS. PartitionMagic 8.0 is the last version.

Partition Magic

Can I use PartitionMagic in Windows Server 2003?

The final version PartitionMagic can work only on Windows NT, 95/98, ME, 2000 and it cannot work on Windows Vista, its later versions, and Server editions of Windows NT, 2000. And the Server edition of Partition Magic, ServerMagic can run on Server editions of Windows NT and 2000. As for Server 2003 and the later versions like Windows Server 2022, ServerMagic isn't available.

PartitionMagic isn't available for Windows Server 2003 and 2003 built-in tool Disk Management doesn't support extending partition or shrinking partition. Then, how can we manage disk and partition in Windows Server 2003? Luckily, there is a great alternative to PartitionMagic, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. It offers not only basic disk management features but also advanced functions, like "Convert Disk from MBR to GPT", "Make Bootable Media", "Fix MBR" and so on.

Apart from all editions of Windows Server 2003, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is compatible with all editions of Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 (R2)/2008 (R2) and Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista. Now, check out how to use this reliable and overall partition magic software in Windows Server 2003/2008 (R2)/2012 (R2)/2019/2022 to extend partition C without losing data.

PS.: It's OK to download the demo version to preview operations in advance. 

Download DemoWin 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019/2022
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✍ Case 1: There is no unallocated space on the Windows Server hard drive

Supposed that there is no unallocated space, the "Allocate Free Space" function in AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you allocate space from one partition to another partition without losing data.

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. Right-click the partition, which has extra space, and select “Allocate Free Space”.

Allocate Free Space

Step 2.Input the space that you want to move to the destination partition and choose the destination partition. Then, click "OK".

Allocate Free Space From D To C Drive

Step 3. Click “Apply” and “Proceed” to commit the pending operation.


✍ Case 2: There is a non-contiguous unallocated space on the hard drive

If there is unallocated space but no adjacent to the target partition, "Merge Partitions" in AOMEI Partition Assistant Server enables you to add the non-adjacent unallocated space into the partition. 

Step 1. Install and fire up the partition magic tool, right-click the partition that you want to extend, and choose "Advanced" and then click  “Merge Partitions”.

Merge Partition

Step 2. Choose unallocated space in the following window and then click “OK” . 

Choose Unallocated Space

Step 3. Click “Apply” and "Proceed" to execute all the operations. 

Apply Proceed


Now, surely you have a clear understanding of PartitionMagic and get to know how to use the PartitionMagic alternative AOMEI Partition Assistant Server to extend partition in Windows Server 2033, 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016, 2019, or 2022. Besides, AOMEI Partition Assistant offers Unlimited edition, which enables you to create a portable version to a removable device. Then, you can connect the removable device to other computers and run PA from the device without installation. 

Bryce · Staff Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.