Diskpart extend partition Windows Server 2003

Diskpart is free Windows built-in utility which can be used to extend Server 2003 partitions. Many people feedback they don't know how to use diskpart, so I decide to write this article. Hope it will help you in a way. How to launch diskpart command How to extend Windows 2003 partition Precondition to use diskpart Limitations of diskpart command Part 1: How to launch diskpart 1. Press 'Windows' and 'R' key on the keyboard, type 'cmd' and press 'Enter'. MS-DOS command prompt window will be opened. 2. Type "diskpart" and press 'Enter'. Now you are ready to input diskpart commands to do disk partition management. Part 2: How to extend Server 2003 partition with diskpart Before running diskpart command to extend a volume, you'd better check the disk partition layout under Disk Management (Right click "My Computer" > "Manage" > "Storage" > "Disk Management". On my Windows 2003 server, there … Continue reading

How to extend system C: drive in Windows SBS 2008?

Have trouble resizing partition or extending SBS 2008 system C: drive? Don't worry, in this article I'll introduce how to resize SBS 2008 system partition with ease. Actually, there is no difference resize a SBS 2008 partition comparing with Windows Server 2008 normal editions, because file system and disk partition structure in Small Business Server is the same. It is easy to extend SBS 2008 system C drive with partition magic software. Shrink a data drive to release free Unallocated space and then add the free space to system volume, so no need to start from scratch. However, you should select a safe and reliable partition software, because disk partition parameters will be changed during partition resizing, an unreliable partitioning utility may cause data loss or system failure. After selecting a tool, don't resize partitions immediately, I suggest you open SBS 2008 Disk Management and find out the disk partition … Continue reading