I have a computer running Windows Server 2003, and the C: drive was once configured to have only 50GB. Obviously, it is far from being enough to meet actual demands for data storage. Moreover, I frequently receive Low Disk Space warning. Therefore, I’ve tried to improve the situation by extending C: drive with Diskpart command and Disk Management. However, both of them failed. I really need partition extension, but I do not want to restart my Server and shutting down services. Thus, I wonder if there is any way to securely extend system partition without reboot on Server 2003.
To ensure flexible running of the whole machine, users had better leave a minimum amount of available disk space on the system drive. Generally speaking, to gain optimal performance on Windows, 200 MB threshold is a must. Once users get the Low Disk Space alert, they are supposed to extend partition. Due to the exact concern that rebooting computer and shutting down application programs and running services may bring unexpected troubles, most users dare not randomly use partition management software. Here, we humbly recommend users to try professional server partition magic named MiniTool Partition Wizard with comprehensive functions, wide compatibility and high operability. The software applies to both PCs and Server users.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition masterly compensates the drawbacks of Windows built-in disk management tool, and provides users with much more powerful management functions such as “Merge Partition“, “Split Partition“, “Rebuild MBR“, “Align All Partitions” and “Wipe Partition“. Here, the example of system partition expansion in Server 2003 by using “Extend Partition” function is explained to users.
Step 1: Realize software downloading via certain web page and do installation into proper location.
Step 2: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface:
Step 3: In the main interface of powerful server partition software, choose the system partition (Here, choose C: drive), and then click “Extend Partition” from left action panel.
Step 4: Choose a partition with much unused space left or an unllocated space from “Take Free Space from” tab. Afterwards, drag the sliding handle to take needed capacity of free space. When settings are done, click “OK” button to return to main interface of server partition magic software.
Step 5: After previewing the partition extension effect, users can click “Apply” button in the upper left corner to let the software execute all pending operations. When previous operations are performed, users are successful to extend C: drive without restarting on Server 2003.
Need to extend system partition without reboot on Server 2003/2008/2012, hurry to download MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition.