After running Windows 2003 Server for a period, you may find that the Server 2003 system C drive running out of space and "Low Disk Space" warning pops up regularly.

Server low disk space

Why Windows 2003 running out of space?

To meet the needs of Server maintenance, administrators have to install many applications, meanwhile, browser caches, temporary files and restore points of Windows system protection can eat up your free space quickly.

What will you do if system C drive running low, rebuild the Server? No one wants to waste the whole happy weekend to start over again. Furthermore, there is big risk of losing data when reinstalling Server Operating System.

Then how to solve this problem fast and safely? Partition Magic Server is the best choice, with which you can extend partition in Windows Server 2003 without reformatting or losing data.

How to extend partition in Windows 2003 Server?

Originally, to extend a partition, you have to backup system and files, delete the partitions, create larger partition and then restore, what a time-consuming work. With Partition Magic Server, you can extend system partition in Windows Server 2003 directly.

You just need to drag and move on the disk map to shrink an existing data partition and get some Unallocated space to extend the system C drive, there is no need to delete, format partition or rebuild the Server.

All operations can be previewed and cancelled to avoid incorrect operations. You can even extend Server 2003 C drive without reboot if it is NTFS.

Steps to extend partition in Windows Server 2003 without reformatting

Step 1, Launch Partition Assistant Server, you'll see all disks and partitions that connected to your Server and free space, used space and other properties of each partition.

Resize boot partition

Right-click the data partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to shrink it.

Shrink data partition

There will be some Unallocated space behind the system partition.

Unallocated space created

Step 2, Right-click the system partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the right border rightwards to hold the Unallocated space.

Extend system boot partition

Click "Apply" to proceed, done.

Partition resized

After several minutes, you'll have a "new" Server that can be used for a long time again.

Download the free demo version to check how easy it is to extend partition in Windows 2003 Server.

For enterprise users, Unlimited Edition allows unlimited usage within your company to save time and money.

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