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Extend System Partition on Windows Server 2003 with Diskpart command VS. EaseUS Partition Master

2016-08-02 13:21:03 Posted by Daisy to Partition Manager

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How to extend system partition on Windows Server 2003? To extend system partition or C drive with professional Server 2003 partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition.

Extend System Partition on Windows Server 2003 with Diskpart command VS. EaseUS Partition Master

Extend system partition on Windows Server 2003 might be a problem for anyone who use Windows Server 2003, here is just one instance.

Question: How to extend system partition on Windows Server 2003? I am using Windows Server 2003. However, the Windows Server 2003 disk manager will not allow me to extend system partition directly. Microsoft Partner Support says I can only extend a Windows Server 2003 system partition by reformatting the drive and reinstalling the Windows Server 2003 Operating System or turning to a third-party solution. But I am not told which third-party partition manager software to use on Windows Server 2003. Any ideas?

Answer: To extend system partition on Windows Server 2003, there're 2 choices: diskpart command and professional server partition manager - EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition.

Method 1: Extend system partition on Windows Server 2003 with Diskpart command

Extend system partition on Windows Server 2003 with Diskpart command can always be a choice. You can type diskpart to start the utility. Type list to get an overview over all disks and volumes. Select the volume you want to work with i.e. select volume 1. Once this volume is in focus, you can type extend to enlarge system partition on Windows Server 2003.

Extend system partition on Windows Server 2003
Extend system partition on Windows Server 2003 with Diskpart command

But to extend system partition on Windows Server 2003 with Diskpart command has some limitations: before you can use diskpart.exe commands to extend system partition on Windows Server 2003, you must firstly list and then select the object to give it focus. When an object has focus, any Diskpart.exe commands that you type act on that object. And you can only give focus to one partition on the selected disk.

Plus, to extend system partition on Windows Server 2003, there must be some unallocated space behind the system partition. Otherwise, you cannot extend system partition on Windows 2003 with Diskpart command. That's why we need to extend system partition on Windows Server 2003 with third party partition manager software.

Method 2: Extend system partition on Windows Server 2003 with EaseUS Partition Master Server

To extend system partition on Windows Server 2003 with third party partition manager software, we recommend you to use EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition. It is professional server partition manager software to proven by thousands of IT administrators.

EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition manages Windows Server integrated partition manager function, disk/partition copy, partition recovery function for quick and safe partition management on Windows Server 2003. You may perform basic and advanced partition operations on your Server without data loss, including: Resize and Move partitions, Copy Partition, Copy Disk, Create and Delete partitions, Format partitions, Convert partitions, Split partition, Merge partitions, Set active partition etc. Changes of server partition can be previewed before applying to hard disk and all data is completely protected during any operation.

The following is step-by-step instruction to extend system partition (C: drive).

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

Server partition manager software

If there is no unallocated space behind the system partition, please follow the below steps. If there is unallocated space behind the system partition, please directly go to step 4.

2. Select partition behind the C drive and right click it, select "Resize/Move partition" and drag the partition handle leftwards to resize the drive

Resize the data partition

3. Move the drive rightwards to let the unallocated space be behind the system partition (C: drive) and click OK.

Move the data partition

4. Select the system partition (C: drive), right click it and select "Resize/Move partition", drag the partition handle rightwards to extend system partition (C: drive).

Extend system partition

5. Click Apply.

For more detailed information, please visit resizing and moving partitions.