As a Windows Server 2003 user, I am totally attracted by its high performance and excellent reliability. Despite the eye-catching highlights of such operating system, nuisances come along, and disk partition management for computer is one of issues which can not be ignored. For instance, I was deeply impressed by system partition extension in Server 2003. One of my friends advises using 3rd party disk manager for Windows Server, but I have no idea what to choose.
As the successor Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003 incorporates compatibility and other brilliant features of Windows XP. The outstanding user experience and extremely high system reliability helps the software gain wide popularity. However, few breakthroughs have been made in disk partition management. The example of partition extension will prove it:
All available features are listed in the area marked with red rectangle. As we can see, Windows Server 2003 Disk Management tool still works limitedly and defectively. And there is no function for partition resizing. To increase size of certain partition, users have to take indirect way: firstly, delete certain partition, and then use free space to recreate a larger partition. The process containing partition deletion is somewhat risky to data security. Even if users perform data backup, it is a time-consuming thing. Therefore, using Disk Management to enlarge partition capacity is not the best way. In such cases, 3rd party partition manager for Windows Server can perfectly fix the issue, and MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is a nice choice.
Here, the main features available in this disk partitioning software are listed out:
MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition enables users to align all partitions, rebuild MBR, delete all partitions, copy disk, test surface, recover lost or missing partitions, wipe disk, etc. Users just need to choose the disk to be managed and click corresponding feature in “Operations” area to start operating. Then, follow detailed prompts to realize disk management.
As it presents, partition management functions including “Format Partition“, “Delete Partition“, “Move/Resize Partition“, “Extend Partition“, “Merge Partition” and “Split Partition” are listed out in left action panel of this software. Take the mentioned system partition extension for example:
1. Choose target partition: C drive and click “Extend Partition” from left action panel to open the following interface:
2. Here, specify a partition with much unused space left or an unallocated space to take free space from. Then, drag the sliding handle to take free space. After operations are done, click “OK” button to return to main interface of the software.
3. After previewing system partition extension effect, users can click “Apply” button in the upper left corner to apply it to computer.
We have successfully accomplished Windows Server 2003 system partition expansion within a few mouse-clicks. For more information about partition management and the software, please visit its official website.