As we know Windows Server 2003, also known as Win2K3, is one of server operating systems developed by Microsoft and released on Apr 24, 2003. It inherits the advantages of its predecessor, Windows 2000 Server. According to Microsoft, Windows Server 2003 is more scalable and delivers better performance than Win2K. Besides, Microsoft has enhanced the Windows Server 2003 operating system to incorporate the benefits of Microsoft .NET for connecting information, people, systems, and devices.
Nowadays Windows Server 2003 is commonly used by all sizes of enterprise because of its security, reliability, availability, and scalability. However, the problem still exists, especially for hard drive partitioning. For example, Windows Server 2003 C drive partition may encounter low disk space warning with Windows updates and program installations. Unfortunately, there is no partition resizing feature in Windows Server 2003 built-in Disk Management tool. As a result, the traditional way is to reinstall Windows Server 2003 system and allocate more space to C drive. Then, is there any way to Windows Server 2003 partition resize free without reinstalling?
As free Partition Magic Server, free partition manager server-Partition Assistant Lite edition not only provides Windows Server 2003 partition resize operation, but also is free to use for all editions of Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2. The following is step-by-step guide on Windows Server 2003 partition resize: Move some free space from D to C drive without data loss.
Tip: You can free download partition manager (File Size: 3.31 MB).
Step1: Install and launch Partition Assistant Lite edtition, and then, right click on D partition and select "Resize Partition".
Step2: Click "OK" and you can find an unallocated space has been generated from D partition. Then, right click on D partition and select "Move Partition". In the pop-up window, drag the slider bar to the right side.
Step3: Click "OK" and you can find the unallocated space locates behind C drive. Then, select C drive and drag the right slider bar rightwards to extend.
Step4: Now you can preview C drive of Windows Server 2003 has been extended. To save the changes, click "Apply" on the toolbar.
Note: If the size of unallocated space is less than D partition, you may fail to move Windows Server 2003 partition. In this case you have two choices: free up more unallocated space from D partition or use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition.
Now download the full version of Windows Server 2003 partition resize free manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition.