About extending system partition in Windows Server 2003
I have been faced with different kinds of partition problems when using my computer.
The obvious one is that my system partition always gives me a warning of low disk
space. With more and more software and system data to save, the best way is to
expand system drive. However, it is inaccessible to expand it through the built-in
partition manager in Windows Server 2003. This is really an awful thing for me
because I can't do anything.
Having searched on the Internet and asked friends for help, they recommended me to
try some third party tools. Among these tools, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition is a perfect choice. It is the simplest software to resize
Windows Server 2003 system partition completely and it is free of charge. By using
it, I also found it is a piece of cake to extend drives and all the data is protected.
Compared with snap-in Disk Management, I found there are some other advanced
functions in its advanced version AOMEI
Partition Assistant Server. Here is a detailed list: shrink/move/hide/unhide
partition, check disk bad sectors, and permanently wipe disk data in Windows Server 2003, 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016, 2019. However, each
coin has two sides. It's a pity that it doesn't support dynamic disk
management and GPT disk management, while the other one can reach the two goals. No
matter what your choice is, let me show you an easy way to extend system partition
on Windows Server 2003 step by step.
How to expand Windows Server 2003 (R2)system partition with Partition
Generally speaking, the system will assign C: to be the system drive. So, this is an
example to increase size of system partition C. It is suggested to backup C drive in
Server 2003 because inappropriate operations may lead to data lost.
Step 1: Download this free
Demo version software and start it. Choose "Extend Partition Wizard"
in Wizard column and select "Extend system partition". Then, click "Next"
Step 2: In the coming window, there will be a list of free space in
other drives. Tick out one or more to extend C: and click "Next". Here, I
choose D:. Then, another window shows up. Drag the slider rightwards to enlarge and
click "Next". In the dragging process, H: will become smaller and smaller.
Step 3: Please select "Proceed". A window comes out to
remind me whether I am sure to continue, and it gives me the predict time of the
operations. When it comes to the following window, all the operations above have
been taken effect. Click "OK" and "Finish" to end.
Tip: If I don't want to shrink the selected D drive:, I can change it back through
clicking other drive to do some extra partition operations in this magic assistant.
I'm a green hand in computer, but it is a piece of cake for me. Similarly, it is
simple for you. What’s more, clone
Windows Server 2003 hard drive to larger one can solve this low disk space
issue fundamentally. Meanwhile, it provides the convenient for Windows Server
2003/2008, SBS (small business server), Home Server 2011 and PC OSs. It is really a
good choice you don't want to miss!