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How to partition 2003 Server without deleting or reformatting?

Why partition 2003 Server drives?

Do you encounter the problem that the system C drive running out of space, what will you do? You can use server partition software to maximize the functions of partitions on Windows Server 2003 system and minimize the server downtime by extending the system partitions without reboot.

People usually need to partition 2003 Server under different situations. For example, you want to extend system C drive for further usage. Unfortunately, no resizing or moving partition function is built in Windows Server 2003 Disk Management Tool.

Actually, most of users consider it as headache to partition 2003 Server drives, because it is too much difficult for people who are not specialized in computer.

Is there an easy to use and safe software to partition 2003 Server?

This question can be found on many Windows Server forums and the answer is YES. Partition Magic Server is most recommended Windows Server partition software to partition 2003 Server hard drive.

In this article, I'll introduce how to repartition 2003 Server without deleting or reformatting.

Best Server partition software to partition 2003 Server

As the best Server Magic alternative and award-wining Server partition software, Partition Magic Server Edition is an ALL-IN-ONE Windows Server partition solution and reliable disk management toolkit. It performs needed hard disk partition maintenance, provides powerful data protection, and minimizes server downtime to increase the efficiency of Windows-based system administration.

Partition Magic Server Edition supports Windows Server 2000/2003/008 and Small Business Server 2003/2008/2011 with advanced features such as Resize/Move partitions, Merge Partition, Copy Partition, Create, Delete and Format partitions, Hide partitions and much more.

How to partition 2003 Server drive with this Server partition software?

In common situation, people use FAT or NTFS file system as their system partition. No matter your system partition is FAT or NTFS, the following steps are just the same. The only difference is that if your system partition is NTFS, you can extend NTFS system partition without rebooting; if your system partition is FAT, to extend FAT system partition, reboot is a must.

You just need to drag and move on the disk map to shrink a data partition and then extend C drive with the Unallocate space.

Steps to repartition 2003 Server

Step 1, Launch Partition Magic Server, you'll see all disks and partitions that connected to your Server and free space, used space and other properties of each partition.

Resize boot partition

Right-click the data partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to shrink it.

Shrink data partition

There will be some Unallocated space behind the system partition.

Unallocated space created

Step 2, Right-click the system partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the right border rightwards to hold the Unallocated space.

Extend system boot partition

Click "Apply" to proceed, done.

Partition resized

Now you have a "new" Server that can be used for a long time again.

How to allocate free space from any data partition and add to C drive?

For enterprise users, Unlimited Edition allows unlimited usage within your company to save time and money.

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