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Tutorial to resize Server boot partition on Windows Server 2008/2003/2000.

Low disk space 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 boot partition, Windows will pop up an alert like below 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 extend the boot partition 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 the boot partitions on Windows Server directly. You can solve this problem in several minutes. Furthermore, if the system partition is NTFS, you can extend the boot partition without rebooting computer, that is to say, you can fix low disk space warning on Server without downtime.

Which tool to resize Server boot partition?

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.

Benefits of Partition Magic Server

  • Enhanced data protection technology helps you resize, merge partition without data loss, even when power off or hardware problem occurred.
  • Hot Resize feature helps you extend NTFS partition without reboot to suspend Server running.
  • Disk/Partition Copy feature helps you backup or migrate data without reinstalling Windows.
  • Changes made on partitions can be previewed before applying to the hard disk.
  • With user-friendly interface, no professional assistance or experience in using Partition Magic required.
  • Support Windows Server 2008/2003/2000 32 and 64 bit OS.
  • 30-day Money Back Guarantee, purchase useful software without worries behind.
  • More feature and benefits of Partition Magic Server...

How to resize Server boot partition?

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.

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