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How to resize partition on Windows Server 2008/2003/2000?

Why resize partition on Windows Server?

Server low disk space problem is very common in Microsoft Windows family. If there is few or no free space in the system partition, Windows will pop up an alert and operating system runs slower immediately. You cannot install updates or any other applications, system will crash if there is no free space, so you'd better fix the low disk space warning as soon as possible.

Server low disk space

It is time-consuming to rebuild the Server, and it may lead to data loss. Longer Server downtime means fewer customers and less income. Why not resizing partitions on Windows Server directly. You can solve this problem in several minutes. Furthermore, if the system partition is NTFS, you can extend Server partition without rebooting computer, that is to say, you can solve low disk space problem on Server without downtime.

Tips before resizing partitions on Windows Servers

To guarantee the data security, you'd better backup the system and important files before any operations on Servers.

Choose the safe Server partition software. The security and stability are undoubtedly the most significant aspects for Server computers since a Server computer usually stores the most important classified and daily-used files. However, even a slight error on Server computer might directly leads to exposure of the whole network to the outside.

Choose the easy to use partition software. No one wants to use a tool that is complex, which may also cause incorrect operations and data loss.

Which tool to resize partitions on Windows Server?

The first and most famous tool to resize partition is Partition Magic, but there is no Partition Magic for Windows Server and Partition Magic is no longer for selling. Fortunately, there are many Partition Magic Server alternatives for you to resize partitions, for example, Partition Magic Server, Partition Assistant Server Edition.

In technical forums, many professionals recommend Partition Magic Server. Based on the enhanced data protection technology and copy wizard built in Partition Magic Server Edition, it is highly recommended with its excellent advantages while resizing Windows server partitions. Besides, It is able to extend NTFS system partition without reboot to maximize the server performance and minimize the downtime of the server.

How to resize partition on Windows 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.

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

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