Situation: Yesterday I saw a problem when going to
a forum, one person asked “I have a very important server running Windows Server 2003,
and System partition is becoming too small, it's slowing down the machine. I have
already tried to clean all stuff and transfer some "unimportant software" to
the data partition but it didn't help much at all.
Is there any 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, or one way to increase partition size Server
2003 to solve low system partition space problem?”
After know this problem, I also answer it. Here I want write one article to tell you
when you meet this situation, how to solve it and ensure you have enough free space
for data storage and Server or your PCs can run smoothly.
Two cases of Partitions in Windows Server 2003
Why you meet the insufficient disk space of system partition? First, you need to know
1. When you buy a computer and install computer system, you only have one partition,
which is system partition. But if you need more partitions to store data. Then you
need to create some partitions.
2. You may ask one person who works in computer to repartition your computer. After
one period, in your data partition, there is much data taking up the space and maybe
your system partition also becomes very small because of some added
These two cases show you need to do some operations to repartition and extend
partition. Especially when disk space is not enough, it is necessary to increase
partition size Server 2003.
How to Increase Partition Size in Server 2003?
In general, some users may say Disk Management can meet your need. However,
unluckily, in Windows Server 2003, it has no shrink and extend volume feature.
Therefore, you cannot use Disk Management to increase Server 2003 partition size.
How to do? The best way is to choose one excellent server partition magic software -AOMEI Partition Assistant
AOMEI Partition Assistant, a professional disk and partition manager, is designed for
small and medium businesses. It can be used to do many disk-related operations,
resize partition, extend partition, shrink, move, split, create, merge partitions,
disk/partition clone, MBR and GPT convert and so on. With it, you can get a good
server computer performance. As for increase partition size, you can use its “Extend Partition Wizard” or “Resize
Partition” features to achieve this aim. Please look at the following guidance.
1. Here we take extend system partition as an example. First you need to launch AOMEI
Partition Assistant Server and go to its main interface. Then right click d drive
and select “Resize Partition”.
2. Then specify the new size of d drive by moving the slider. Here move the slider to
right to let unallocated space behind c drive. (Note: If you move left to let the
unallocated space behind d drive. Then you need “Move Partition” to change the
location of d partition and unallocated space )
3. Then right click c to resize partition. Move the slider to right to increase c
4. At last, click “Apply” and then "Proceed" to finish increase Server 2003 partition size.
In addition to resize partition size to extend partition, also there are some
other ways to do that task, such as “Extend Partition Wizard” to extend
partition. Also “Allocate Free
Space” is ok. You can allocate space from d to c, and it is very easy.
Besides, merge partitions feature also can help you to increase partition size
Server 2003, you can merge two adjacent partitions into one bigger partition, or
merge c with unallocated space.
It can also work under Windows Server 2008 (R2)/2012(R2)/2016/2019.
You can Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Server to try it out.