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How to Resize Server 2003 Partitions to Maximize Its Performance and Optimize Space Usage

Updated on Dec 04, 2018 by Jean to Partition Master

Partition magic Windows Server software - EaseUS Partition Master Server supports to resize Windows Server 2003 and optimize its performance withut data loss. You can resize Windows Server 2003 hard disk partition with simple steps now.

Windows Server 2003 Operating Systems take the best of Windows 2000 Server technology and make it easier to deploy, manage, and use. In addition, Microsoft has improved and extended the Windows Server Operating Systems to incorporate the benefits of Microsoft .NET for connecting information, people, systems, and devices. Now, it is so popular with server users because of its security, reliability, availability, and scalability. To resize partition or repartition hard drive on Windows Server 2003 can optimize its performance and the space usage. Then how to partition Windows Server 2003?

Resize Windows Server 2003 partition with the diskpart command

How to partition Windows Server 2003? This question is inquired by most of the people and one way on the internet states as follows: It is an example of how to extend the boot partition from 5.3G to 10G of Windows Server 2003 Virtual Machine.

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Here we go, first, power off the virtual machine that you want to extend.

Secondly, increase the size of the .disk or .vmdk virtual disk file from the service console.

Thirdly, power off the second Virtual Machine running Windows Server 2003 and add the disk from the first Virtual Machine to it. Power up the second one and check it has unallocated space

Fourthly, type "diskpart.exe" into the run menu and click OK and then you will see the command list volume:


It shows you all the available volumes. Select your volume as shown below. Select volume 1 corresponds to the "D" volume that you want to extend. Finally, extend the volume with the extend command.

Finally, shut down the second Virtual Machine and remove the disk from the second one. After that, power on the first one and the boot volume has been resized.

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Maximize Windows 2003 Server performance with Server partition magic manager

How do you think about the above operations? I think it seems too complicated for most of the people, so I cannot help introducing one easier and safer way to optimize your server performance and optimize the space usage. That is, resizing partitions under Windows Server 2003 with reliable server partition magic software - EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition. From the following steps, you may find it is a simple task to resize Windows Server 2003 partitions. The following is an easier way to extend system partition (C: drive) with EaseUS Partition Master Server.

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 Server 2016 is supported


Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Master

Run Server partition manager

Step 2: Resize Server Partition

1. To shrink a Server partition:

  • Right-click a partition which you want to shrink and select "Resize/Move".
Resize partition size to free up space
  • Drag the partition handle leftward to shink partition and click "OK" to continue.
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2. To extend a Server partition

Repeat 1 to free up unllocated space on the Windows Server disk, and continue with tips below to extend a Server partition.

  • Right-click partition next to the unallocated space, select "Resize/Move".
  • Drag the partition rightward or leftward to move unallocated space next to the target partition.
  • Click "OK".
  • Right-click on the target Server partition, select "Resize/Move" and drag the partition into the unallocated space.
  • Click "OK" to continue.
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Step 3: Apply and keep all changes

Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to keep all changes.

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

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 Server 2016 is supported