Many people have trouble resizing a SBS 2003 partition, so in this article I want to share some experience. Actually, it is very easy to resize SBS 2003 partition without losing data, no matter it is system drive or a data partition.
Introduction of Windows SBS 2003
Windows Small Business Server (SBS) is an integrated server suite from Microsoft designed for running network infrastructure of small and medium enterprises. While Microsoft has always championed the small business with its line of Small Business Server (SBS) products, the company's most strident server advances in recent years have been with high-end enterprise products, and not those that serve smaller companies. That's all changing with Windows Small Business Server 2003, a product suite that improves on the simplicity and ease-of-use features from previous SBS versions, and adds a host of new functionality.
Like previous SBS versions, SBS 2003 includes everything a small business needs to get connected to the Internet, establish email, share files and printers, send and receive faxes, and so on. This time around, the product has been polished with better installation and deployment tools, simpler and more elegant management capabilities, and new features suggested by users, such as better backup and restore tools, and security-related functionality.
The same with other Windows Server editions, system drive in SBS 2003 also runs low of free space, here is a typical example:
"I have an SBS2003 server where the primary partition holding the OS is running out of space. The hard drive is partitioned as C: holding the OS and any vital apps and D: holding nothing but data. I have plenty of space to rob from the D: partition. Can you tell me how to resize the SBS 2003 partitions without losing the datas?"
To easier resize partitions, it provides 3 ways to resize sbs partition:
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Step-by-step guide to resize partition in Windows Server 2003.