On my internal hard drive, I just find there is much unallocated space recently. But the C: drive only has 2GB of free space left. Therefore, perhaps, I can add the unallocated space to my C drive. I tend to use Windows Server 2003 built-in Disk Management tool to operate. However, I am told that Disk Management can’t extend C drive on Windows Server 2003. Is that true? Do you have any idea to extend my C drive with unallocated space in Windows 2003?
Replacing the Disk Administrator utility used in Microsoft® Windows® NT 4.0, Disk Management is a system utility which is able to manage hard disks and volumes or partitions. Windows Server 2003 built-in Disk Management enables users to initialize disks, create volumes, format volumes with the FAT, FAT32, or NTFS file systems, etc. After clicking under Start > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management, we will get the main interface of Disk Management which is displayed below:
All recognized disks and volumes are displayed in a list and in a graphical view: the “Status” column shows users the exact status of a disk or volume. Also, the status appears in the graphical view of each disk or volume. (If a disk or volume status indicates an error condition, it is important to repair the disk or volume as quickly as possible to avoid data loss. In other words, if the status is not Healthy, users are supposed to get real-time and effective solution). And the View function is able to help users customize the way objects are displayed.
As the pop-up window marked as red shows, Disk Management of Windows 2003 only provides limited partition management functions, and to extend partition is not included. What if system partition extension is needed at this time? As a matter of fact, a piece of third-party server partition magic can masterly tackle the issue. Where to download such software? How can users get secure and competent software? Here, we humbly recommend professional partition management tool – MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition. With it, users can effectively extend C: drive, and the step-by-step instructions on how to extend Windows 2003 system partition are given.
1. Download and install MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition. Then, run the app to open its main interface:
2. Choose C: drive in mapping area, and click “Extend Partition” from left action panel. To gain the same effect, users can also right click target partition and click “Extend” button from pop-up window.
3. Since there is an unallocated space, users can directly take free space from it so as to expand system partition. Here, drag the sliding handle to get free space for partition expansion. Afterwards, click “OK” button to return to main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard.
4. The partition extension effect has been shown in this interface. If it is satisfying, users can click “Apply” button in the upper left corner to apply it to computer.
The demonstration above shows users the exact way to extend C: drive by using the powerful server partition software. Need partition management? Hurry to download MiniTool Partition Wizard.