How to resize Windows Server 2003 64-bit partitions? This is a frequent asked question. There are large amounts of IT staff work with Windows Server 2003 64-bit because of its swift performance, latest technology, of course including the development of physical hardware. For server users, resize partition probably is their daily operation for maintenance. So which Windows partition manager software should be taken advantage of is very useful information for server users.
Why to resize Windows Server 2003 64-bit partitions with server partition manager software? Let me make a comparison between Windows Server 2003 64-bit built-in Disk Management Tool and third-party software - EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition.
Use Windows Server 2003 64-bit built-in Disk Management Tool to resize partition, for example, you want to enlarge D drive 50MB.
Step1: Backup all your data on E drive, and then delete E drive.
Step2: click start > program > accessories > command prompt, and in turns type "Diskpart", "List volume", "Select volume 2", "Extend Size=50".
Notes: Delete E drive might lose all the data on it, so before deleting make sure to backup data. To extend D drive, you just can delete the partition next to D:, as we deleting E drive.
Resize Windows server 2003 64-bit partition with built-in Disk Management Tool
Use EaseUS Partition Master Server to resizes partition, you will not need to do "step1, step2, then step3..." exactly and precisely like what you have done through Windows Server 2003 64-bit disk management tool. As the Figure below shows, you may resize or move the partition by dragging the disk map.
Resize Windows server 2003 64-bit partition with EaseUS Partition Master Server
On a disk map, current size of the Windows Server partitions is displayed on the top of the dialog box. The map also depicts the used and unused space within the partition and the free space surrounding the partition (if any exists). The minimum and maximum sizes that you can use to resize a partition on Windows Server 2003 64-bit appear below the map. The most attractive feature is that it can resize your partitions relied on the free space without destroying data.
Overall, I have to say Windows Server 2003 64-bit built-in Disk Management Tool is incompetent for server users, probably cause the data loss is the most vital and crucial drawback. EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition is the only partitioning tool you will ever need. It works with both server 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems. It allows you to perform basic and advanced partition operations on your Windows Server System without data loss, including: Resize and Move partitions, Create, Delete and Format partitions, Hide and Unhide partitions and much more. So I strongly recommend server users to enjoy EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition convenience and reliability.
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