Free Extend/Expand Partition in Windows Server 2003 without Data Loss


As Windows Server 2003 is regarded as the most common operating system in many fields, partition management in Windows Server 2003 becomes important for Home users or system administrators. The better your management is, the faster your operating system is going to work. One of the most important factors in operating system performance is system partition (usually partition C). With more applications and operations system partition get less and less space left and the speed of it becomes slow. In this situation you can extend your system partition to improve its performance. However, the built-in disk manager can not resize and move partition. When you want to extend a partition there must be contiguous space behind it. Equipped with resize and move feature, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a shortcut to free extend partition in Windows server 2003.

Overview of AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition

As a free partition manager server-Partition Assistant Lite, AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition consists of basic features and advanced features. With basic features, you can resize partition including extending and shrink partition. You can move partition when there is equal or larger unallocated space next to it. You can wipe partition and erase all the data clearly. Besides, you can format partition, change label and so on. And advanced features can help to check drive letter, hide/unhide partition, check partition, etc. It is free of charge. You can download to free extend partition in Windows server 2003 or Windows server 2008.

How to free extend partition in Windows server 2003 with AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition?

Case: In the hard drive, there are only two partitions: partition C is 8.04G and partition D is 91.95G. To improve system performance you want to extend partition C to 20G. Download free partition manager server-Partition Assistant Lite edition to free extend partition in Windows server 2003.

Step 1: After installing open AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition and choose partition D. Right click partition D and choose "Resize Partition" in the option list.


Step 2: In the pop up window, drag the slider or input number in the box to shrink partition D. The unallocated space created must be equal or lager than partition D or you can not move the unallocated space. Then click "Ok".

Shrink partition D

Step 3: After shrinking partition D, you will see unallocated space created in the main console. Then right click partition D and choose "Move Partition".


Step 4: Drag the slider rightward in the windows to move partition D. Thus the unallocated space is right next to partition C. Click "Ok" when moving is done.

Move partition D

Step 5: Then right click partition C and select "Resize Partition". Specify the size with 20G by dragging slider rightward or input 20G in the box to extend partition C then click "Ok".

Extend partition C

Step 6: Then going back to the main interface remember to click "Apply" to save all the changes.

Just in case back up you server data before you extend your partition. Download to have a try!

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