One of my hard disks contains 3 partitions plus one unallocated space. The Windows Server 2003 system partition(C: drive) shows as being on the extreme right of the disk, and the unallocated space is immediately to the left of this partition. Recently, I always get the warning that the disk space on system partition runs extremely low, so I manage to resize Windows 2003 system partition without affecting partition data, reinstalling operating system and suspending all running services. Is that possible for me?
Windows 2003 built-in Disk Management is always regarded as an excellent way to manage partitions. However, its functions eclipse those of many partition management tools. Why do we say so? Is that realistic to extend system partition by using this tool? The following is the main interface of the tool:
From the main interface of Disk Management tool, users can find that only basic partition management functions are available.
As one of powerful third-party server partition resizers, MiniTool Partition Wizard – the excellent disk management toolkit is superior to Disk Management tool not only in functionality but also in software security. Here, the example of Windows 2003 system partition resizing with “Extend Partition” function is given for the sake of users’ further understanding.(Tip: If there is unallocated space adjacent to target partition, users can also use ” Move/Resize Partition” function to realize the operation. “Extend Partition” function is available when there is no unallocated or the unallocated space is not neighboring to target partition.)
The step-by-step instructions on how to change size of Windows 2003 system partition are listed below:
1. Download and install demo version of MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition. Then, launch the software to enter its main interface:
2. In the main interface of server partition magic – MiniTool Partition Wizard, choose system partition (Here, directly choose C drive) and then click “Extend Partition” function from left action panel.
3. Choose the unallocated space from “Take Free Space from” tab and then drag the sliding handle leftwards or rightwards to take needed capacity of free space. After that, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
4. After viewing the partition resizing effect given by the software, users can apply certain change to computer just by clicking “Apply” button. However, if it is not satisfying, users can click “Undo” or “Discard” button to redo operations.
Using the server partition software to resize system partition on Windows Server 2003 is fulfilled within few steps. If users are encountering partition resizing issue, but there is no effective way available, hurry to download powerful MiniTool Partition Wizard. Its magic will surprise all users.